Thursday 12th September 2013
Nine Cleared Of Sex Charges Against Girl, 14, After Tweets
"A trial of nine men accused of sex offences against a 14-year-old girl in East London has been thrown out on day one due to new evidence from Twitter.
140 police officers were involved in dawn raids in March and the nine men were arrested and charged with 25 counts, including rape.
LBC 97.3's Joe Pike reports from the Old Bailey: "There were claps and cheers in the public gallery as the judge announced the nine men were free.
"All the men were in their 20s and denied the counts against them, mostly rape.
"Samantha Cohen from the Prosecution told the court the contents of a recently-discovered Twitter account belonging to the alleged victim meant there was no realistic prospect of conviction.""
Nine men accused of raping girl of 14 walk free because of Twitter