Jury finds man, 36, not guilty of sexually touching child during trip to New York

A jury made the verdict on December 8

A man has been found not guilty of sexually touching a girl under the age of 16 during a choir trip to New York, a jury has decided.

Robert Kelly, 36, of Braikenridge Close in Clevedon, elected earlier this year to stand trial at Bristol Crown Court, beginning on December 5. Yesterday (December 8), he was cleared of the allegation.

During the trial, the prosecution told the jury how, on the night of the offence, Mr Kelly had allegedly been seen drunk before entering a hotel room. It was alleged that he sat next to the girl on a bed and put his arm before rubbing her back up and down with his hand under her top.

Yesterday, jury members found Mr Kelly not guilty of the one charge of seuxally touching a girl aged undeer 16.