A man has been cleared of a series of supposed sex offences against a teenage girl in Sheffield.
Married man Dusan Pacan, aged 27, of Cammell Road, Firth Park, was acquitted at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday afternoon.
He had denied one count of sexual activity with a child, and eight counts of aiding and abetting rape.
He was found not guilty of all the charges after a four-day trial.
Pacan, a dad-of-one, admitted having sex with the 13-year-old girl - but denied knowing she was under 16.
He said he had met the girl in Page Hall and was ‘seduced by her beauty’. He said he chatted to her for 15 minutes before taking her to Concord Park, Shiregreen, where they had sex in his VW.
But he always denied allowing and encouraging eight more men to rape her in the back of his car.
Pacan insisted the eight men did not exist.
The teenager claimed she had been plied with alcohol and cannabis before five men one night, then three men the next, took it in turns to have sex with her some time between 2011 and 2012.
Det Insp Richard Partridge said afterwards: “The decision to bring charges in this case was taken after detailed and careful consideration with the Crown Prosecution Service.”