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Last Updated: Thursday, 9 June, 2005, 15:30 GMT 16:30 UK
Former pop star cleared of rape
A former pop star broke down after a jury took three minutes to clear him of raping a woman at his home.

DJ and front man of dance band Bomb the Bass Tim Simenon, 37, was found not guilty of rape and sexual assault at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Thursday.

Mr Simenon of Belsize Park, north London, maintained the pair had had consensual sex in March 2004.

The woman, who admitted taking cocaine while drunk, alleged she woke to find him groping her before being raped.

They had met for the first time a few hours earlier at a bar in Upper Street, Islington, north London.

Mr Simenon, who had hits including Beat Dis, which reached number two in the charts in 1988, has also produced for Bjork and Massive Attack.


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