Metropolitan Police officer James Geoghegan has been discovered not responsible of raping a girl.
The 27-year-old was cleared unanimously following a trial at Chelmsford Crown Courtroom.
The officer, from Aylesbury, had been suspended from work however denied the cost and mentioned the intercourse on the girl’s house in December 2018 was consensual.
Mr Geoghegan was acquitted after lower than a day of deliberation by the jury.
There have been gasps and crying from the general public gallery as the decision was learn out.
The officer mentioned “thanks, your honour” as Choose Patricia Lynch advised him he may depart the dock.
Earlier within the trial, jurors had been advised Mr Geoghegan had given a ready assertion when police interviewed him.
He mentioned that after waking up on the girl’s home, she had advised him: “Did you not hear me say no?”
“It was a whole shock, I did not know what she was on about,” mentioned Mr Geoghegan.
“She mentioned she had mentioned no to having intercourse. I used to be so shocked.
“I genuinely thought we had been going to get up and spend the day collectively and begin seeing one another like we had been saying the evening earlier than.
“I used to be so shocked as a result of, so far as I knew, we simply had passionate intercourse with one another and it was actually good.”
Mr Geoghegan mentioned the intercourse occurred after that they had taken a taxi again to her home, the place they danced and talked.
He mentioned he’d provided to sleep on the couch, however that the girl “insisted” he sleep in her mattress.
“She laughingly mentioned we had been going to have a cuddle and a spoon,” mentioned the police officer.
The lady had mentioned she’d advised him “no” and “cease” – however the jury didn’t settle for her model of occasions.
Mr Geoghegan, whose mom was within the courtroom, wiped away tears as his barrister Nicholas Corsellis QC mentioned he had waited a very long time for the case to be resolved.