A WREXHAM teenager has been cleared of raping a 15-year-old schoolgirl.
The youth, now aged 17, who cannot be identified, denied raping the girl and said he had been lured into her home, where the girl took the initiative.
A jury at Mold Crown Court returned a verdict of not guilty.
The prosecution said forensic evidence showed he had sex with the girl and DNA tests on chewing gum in a bin at the girl's house proved he had been there that day.
The youth said he had been at school when he received a text message from the girl, saying she was lonely.
When he went around to her home, he claimed she took him upstairs, laughed as she stripped and took his clothes off, then willingly had sex with him.
The youth claimed they had sex two days previously in a school library. He claimed a member of staff had come in afterwards, when she was sitting on his knee.
The girl disputed this and said she asked him to help her revise, but he pushed her on the bed and raped her.
She complained to a community nurse when she went for emergency contraception.