Devon and Somerset RAF officer cleared of sexual assault

Brian Wills-Pope
Image caption The judge ruled Brian Wills-Pope had no case to answer

A wing commander responsible for 1,000 RAF cadets has been cleared of sexual assault.

Brian Wills-Pope, the officer commanding the Devon and Somerset Wing Air Training Corps, had been accused of kissing a teenage boy in 2015.

Judge David Ticehurst ruled there was no case to answer and the case was dismissed at Taunton Crown Court.

Mr Wills-Pope, 64, from Torquay, had pleaded not guilty to one count of sexual assault.

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