Jury still out on accused PC; INBRIEF.
A JURY was due to resume deliberations today in the trial of a
police officer accused of raping and sexually abusing vulnerable women -
including a young Teesside mum. PC Stephen Mitchell, 42, was found not
guilty of three counts of rape, two of indecent assault and two of
misconduct in a public office on Friday. The jury at Newcastle Crown
Court is continuing to consider verdicts on a further two counts of
rape, four of indecent assault and 13 of misconduct. After three days of
deliberation the jury was told by Mr Justice Wilkie he would accept
majority verdicts on the remaining charges.