League One - Nile Ranger cleared of rape charge

Swindon striker Nile Ranger has been cleared of rape following a trial at Newcastle Crown Court.

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League One - Nile Ranger cleared of rape charge
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Nile Ranger has been granted extended leave by Swindon

Ranger, 22, was arrested in January 2013 after an allegation made by a woman at a hotel in Jesmond.

The player admitted to having sex with the woman but insisted it was consensual.

The former Crystal Palace trainee was a Newcastle player at the time but has since joined Swindon, where he has made 23 League One appearances this season.

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