Paramedic cleared of rape

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An ambulance paramedic accused of raping three former patients was cleared of seven charges by a Crown Court jury.

It was alleged that Gordon Thompson, 35, raped the women after picking them up on 999 calls, then returning to their homes claiming he was making a follow-up call. But a jury at Oxford Crown Court cleared Thompson of five counts of rape and two of indecent assault after a five-day trial.

The jury is still considering verdicts on one further count of rape and one of indecent assault. They were told that the women were all vulnerable and had alcohol or drug problems.

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