Soap star cleared of sexually assaulting teenage boy

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Here, I got to thinking about what the outcome was of that young EastEnders actor who was up in court for raping a 14 year old boy.

I knew that the trial had started because I ran the story on here

Anyway, from what I had read, the case against the actor – who cannot be named for legal reasons, so I’ll call him Phils Son – seemed to me to be pretty watertight.

And then I heard no more.

So, I did a bit of digging and it only transpires that young Phils Son got off.

Fuck knows how he managed that or how the news slipped under my radar.

Couldn’t be fuck all to do with Rupert Murdoch having him down as earmarked for bigger and better things on Sky TV could it?

After all, there can be no doubt that Phils Son appears to have the right qualifications to join the elites circle of playthings… Just saying.

Soap star cleared of sexually assaulting teenage boy

 

A 17-year-old TV actor accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy has been cleared.

The soap star from the Sutton area, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was cleared by the jury at London’s Blackfriars Crown Court today (March 26).

He had been accused of a three-month campaign of sexual abuse, which allegedly took place when the pair attended the same theatre school.

The jury cleared the actor after almost five hours of deliberation.

The actor had pleaded not guilty to all four charges he faced – which were three accounts of sexual assault and one of oral rape – and told the jury that his sexual relations with his accuser were consensual.

The TV star was 15 years old at the time of the incident, and his accuser was 14.

Prosecutor Timothy Forster had asked the jury to consider the strain on the person making the accusations, after he collapsed in the witness box yesterday.

Defence counsel Judith Khan QC countered: “There is a natural reaction of sympathy to someone who reacts to giving evidence in that way.

“But it is important to bear in mind that that reaction is not an indicator of truthfulness. A witness who may be lying or dishonest may react in the same way.”

She added of her client’s testimony about the sexual acts: “He volunteered the detail, it must have been excruciatingly embarrassing for him to give the detail, but give it he did.”

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