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Stepfather of model Katie Price found not guilty of twice raping woman on night out

Tom Pugh

Published 01/12/2016 | 15:00

Paul Price, the stepfather of model Katie Price, at Chichester Crown Court where he is standing trial accused of rape. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Paul Price, the stepfather of model Katie Price, at Chichester Crown Court where he is standing trial accused of rape. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Paul Price, the stepfather of model Katie Price, arrives at Chichester Crown Court with wife Amy, where he stands trial after being charged with two counts of rape. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Paul Price, the stepfather of model Katie Pric, leaving Chichester Crown Court with wife Amy, where he stands trial after being charged with two counts of rape. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Paul Price, the stepfather of model Katie Price, at Chichester Crown Court where he is standing trial accused of rape. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The stepfather of model Katie Price has been found not guilty of twice raping a woman following a group night out in a seaside resort.

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Jurors cleared fence erector Paul Price, 53, of two counts of rape following a week-long trial at Chichester Crown Court in West Sussex.

Price was alleged to have first raped the woman in Worthing after following her out of a taxi when she complained of feeling sick en route to his house on March 21 last year.

The woman told the trial she then flagged down a van before getting into another taxi with Price, who then allegedly raped her a second time in woodland near his home.

Paul Price, the stepfather of model Katie Price, arrives at Chichester Crown Court with wife Amy, where he stands trial after being charged with two counts of rape. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Paul Price, the stepfather of model Katie Price, arrives at Chichester Crown Court with wife Amy, where he stands trial after being charged with two counts of rape. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

But jurors took seven hours and 36 minutes to find him not guilty on both counts after Price said the woman consented to sex.

In court, relatives and friends gasped "Yes" when the jury foreman acquitted him.

Paul Price, the stepfather of model Katie Pric, leaving Chichester Crown Court with wife Amy, where he stands trial after being charged with two counts of rape. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Paul Price, the stepfather of model Katie Pric, leaving Chichester Crown Court with wife Amy, where he stands trial after being charged with two counts of rape. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Paul Price, the stepfather of model Katie Price, at Chichester Crown Court where he is standing trial accused of rape. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Paul Price, the stepfather of model Katie Price, at Chichester Crown Court where he is standing trial accused of rape. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

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