Haverfordwest teacher not guilty of sex assaults on pupils

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James Oulton had said he was victim of a "witch-hunt" following the allegations

A Pembrokeshire primary school teacher has been found not guilty of sexually touching 11 former pupils.

James Oulton, 34, was accused of committing the offences while he was a teacher at Mary Immaculate Catholic Primary School in Haverfordwest, between 2012 and 2018.

On Tuesday a jury at Swansea Crown Court found Oulton, of Haverfordwest, not guilty of all 30 charges.

Mr Oulton had described the accusations as a "witch-hunt".

He confirmed he had made a formal complaint against one officer involved.

Speaking to BBC Wales after the verdict, Mr Oulton said he was glad "two years and eight months of hell for my family, colleagues and friends" had come to an end.

"I'm just glad it's over and that the jury came to the right verdict," he said.

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Mr Oulton taught at Mary Immaculate Catholic Primary School until 2018

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