Updated: Friday, 22nd May 2020 @ 2:15pm

School sex case: Greater Manchester teacher cleared of 10 sex abuse charges – court awaits verdict on further 10

School sex case: Greater Manchester teacher cleared of 10 sex abuse charges – court awaits verdict on further 10

By Dean Wilkins

A Manchester teacher accused of sexually abusing seven young boys in his classroom was cleared for 10 of the 20 charges he faces, today – leaving the school divided in opinion.

Neil Carr, 25, was earlier cleared of 10 counts and now faces another 10 charges in front of a jury at Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court.

The jury retired until Friday to deliver their verdict after hearing five weeks of evidence from the alleged victims, parents, relatives and teachers.

Mr Carr has strongly denied all allegations and pleaded not guilty to all incidents which allegedly happened at the school he worked at in Greater Manchester.

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A teacher accused of sexually abusing young boys in his classroom has been cleared of four of the 20 charges he faces. Neil Carr, 25, must now wait for the jury at Manchester's Minshull Street Crown Court to return the verdicts on the remaining 16 counts. The jury of eight men and four women retired to consider their verdict last Friday after hearing five weeks of evidence. They have so far found him not guilty of four counts. Mr Carr has repeatedly denied the 20 allegations relating to seven children at the school in Great Manchester where he worked. The trial heard from alleged victims and their parents and from Mr Carr, his relatives and fellow teachers. Sex abuse accusations had divided the school, it was said.

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