Sheffield man found not guilty of child sex offences three years after first plea

A Sheffield man who stood trial for a series of child sexual offences has been found not guilty more than three years after the case opened.

Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 3:02 pm

Adam Latham, of Clayton Crescent, Waterthorpe, first entered not guilty pleas in March 2019 in response to being accused of eight sexual offences against two girls aged under 16, neither of whom can be named for legal reasons.

He was alleged to have committed the offences in Sheffield in 2017. He was 20 at the time of the alleged offences.

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Today in Sheffield Crown Court a judge found him to be formally not guilty after the prosecution offered no evidence for the case to the court.

Mr Latham was subsequently found not guilty on all eight charges by the judge.