Published Friday, 25 July 2014
Dana attended to hear the verdicts. (© UTV)
John Brown, who is 60 and of Bracknell in Berkshire, was found not guilty on two counts of indecent assault against a girl under the age of 13 in the 1970s on Friday morning.
The jury at Harrow Crown Court in London then continued to deliberate over three more counts relating to a girl under the age of 16 who was allegedly abused during the same period of time.
Not guilty verdicts were returned on Friday afternoon.
Brown, who had denied all the claims and that his 62-year-old sister helped him cover up, was hugged by Ms Scallon and congratulated by family before leaving the courtroom.
He read a statement outside afterwards.
"The jury have delivered their verdict of no cover up," he said. "There is nothing to cover up - the accusations are unfounded. I came here an innocent man, I leave here an innocent man."
Brown cried as he thanked his wife and family for "their support in a horrific three years through many challenges".
He continued: "Judge (Graham) Arran said I am a person of good character and what sustained me was my faith in God that through this darkness there was light."
The complainant in the first two counts Brown was acquitted of had claimed the assaults took place in London and a town south west England when she was between five and seven years old.
She is now aged in her 40s.
Brown was later also cleared over claims he indecently assaulted a woman in Northern Ireland and Romford in Essex when she was under age 16. She is now in her 50s.
Ms Scallon, who first achieved fame after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1970, attended the court to hear the verdicts and appeared emotional as the first ones were returned.
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