A JURY has cleared a former Didcot girl guide and brownie leader of historic child sex abuse against a teenage girl.

Fiona Bowden, 50, of Lampeter in Wales, was accused of initiating an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old girl in the early 2000s while living in Didcot.

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She allegedly developed ‘sexual feelings and attraction’ towards the teen while Bowden was in her late 20s and married to her husband, Michael.

However, a jury cleared her at at Oxford Crown Court after a week long trial of six counts of indecency with a child, four counts of sexual activity with a child, and two counts of incident a child to engage in sexual activity.

She could be seen crying as the verdicts were read out before she was discharged by the courts.