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Paramedic David Lee cleared of indecency charges

A paramedic accused by female colleagues of being a sexual pest has been cleared by a jury.

David Lee, 31, of Westhill, had been on trial for a series of alleged offences involving fellow Scottish Ambulance Service staff.

A jury at Aberdeen Sheriff Court found him not guilty of making inappropriate sexual comments to two colleagues and exposing himself to one.

The case against him was found not proven on other charges.

During evidence, one witness claimed that Mr Lee grabbed her hand while she was driving a pregnant patient to hospital and put it on his groin.

Special defence

Married father-of-one Mr Lee had claimed during the trial there had been "very obvious collusion".

He added: "They have stood here and told very significant and calculated lies.

"They've shown complete disregard for my life and the effects of what they are saying is having on it."

He faced a total of 15 charges, said to have taken place between 2013 and 2015 and involving five people.

Mr Lee lodged a special defence claiming that any activity was consensual.

He declined to comment after walking from court.

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "We note the outcome of the court case and have no further comment to make."

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