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Our Lady of Lourdes teacher cleared of sex offences

A primary school teacher from Birmingham has been cleared of sex offences involving young boys.

Joseph O'Malley, from Hall Green, was found not guilty of seven counts of sexual touching on boys aged under 13 at Birmingham Crown Court on Friday.

Mr O'Malley, who had been suspended by Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School in Billesley, was cleared of five other charges at an earlier trial.

The school was unavailable for comment.

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