Man, 26, cleared of three counts of rape of a child

ON TRIAL: The defendant Daniel Schofield

ON TRIAL: The defendant Daniel Schofield

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A jury at Bradford Crown Court today cleared a 26-year-old man of three charges of rape and two of sexual activity with a child.

Daniel Schofield blinked as he stood in the dock while the unanimous not guilty verdicts were returned.

But the jury found him guilty of one charge of one charge of causing a child to engage in sexual activity and an offence of having a bladed article.

The jury is continuing its deliberations in relation to three further charges of rape, one of sexual activity with a child, attempted rape and assault causing actual bodily harm.

Schofield, of Lynfield Drive, Chellow Grange, Bradford, is on trial accused of raping two 14-year-old schoolgirls at a house party in Keighley.

He has admitted three offences of sexual activity with a girl aged 14.

The trial continues.

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