But the former public schoolboy denied the allegations, insisting she had been upset when left her home shortly after they had sex, telling her he had to be up early for training.

He told the jury she had later sent him a message saying she felt as if she had been "bucked and ditched".

Mr Kibirige held his head in his hands as the forewoman began returning the not guilty verdicts in a clear voice, looking at the defendant each time.

The jury retired at 12.45pm on Tuesday and had reached the seven unanimous verdicts by 1.55pm.

Family members wept in the public gallery then hugged in the corridor outside the court.

Judge Penny Moreland made no comment to Mr Kibirige except to say he could leave the dock.

The case is likely to lead to further calls for rape suspects to be granted anonymity until conviction, after a string of similar charges which saw the accused unanimously cleared by a jury in a short space of time.

Last month geography teacher, Kato Harris from London was acquitted in just 26 minutes, after being falsely accused of raping a 14-year-old pupil.

Source : www.telegraph.co.uk/

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