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Former Rotherham mayor found not guilty

Former mayor of Rotherham Barry Dodson

The former mayor of Rotherham has been cleared of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.

The girl, who is now in her 40s, told Sheffield Crown Court that Barry Dodson indecently assaulted her in 1987.

But Dodson, 67, was cleared by a jury of five men and seven women after just over two hours of deliberating.