A PORTLAND man has been cleared of allegations that he sexually abused an 11-year-old girl.

Kenneth Paul McGee, aged 54, of Verne Common Road, had denied two charges of causing or inciting a girl under the age of 13 to engage in sexual activity and sexual assault of a child under 13 and has been standing trial at Dorchester Crown Court.

The allegations related to July 19 and involved the same female victim.

The jury returned not guilty verdicts on all three counts.