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Teacher Cleared Of Sex Allegations

Tuesday May 27 2014

A SUNDAY school teacher cleared of sex acts with a 15-year-old girl says he has been through a 'gruelling ordeal'.

Andrew Mumford was found not guilty of all charges in a case at Sheffield Crown Court which lasted five days.

It was alleged he'd conducted a secret affair with a 15-year-old, now aged 29, but a jury took just over an hour to find Mumford not guilty of three offences of indecent assault.

Margaret Barker, of Chris Saltrese Solicitors, issued a statement which read: "This has been a gruelling ordeal for Mr Mumford and his family facing charges of which he was completely innocent.

"While he has Christian compassion for the young woman, her criminal past and mental health problems, the failure of the police and CPS to properly investigate her reliability is of deep concern both in relation to the integrity of the criminal justice system and the waste of public and personal resources."