A PENSIONER has been cleared of a string of alleged child sex attacks, after a week-long trial at Burnley Crown Court.
Stuart Wilson (65), who used to run his own bakery business, had faced seven allegations of rape and six of indecent assault, said to date back about 40 years.
This week he was found not guilty of 12 of the 13 allegations by the jury.
The panel did not reach a verdict on one of the indecent assault counts and it was listed for mention on August 13th.
Wilson, of Cotton Street, Burnley, who denied all the allegations against him, has no criminal convictions.
The defendant, who has also lived in Nelson and Crawshawbooth, claimed the alleged victims were financially motivated.