Weightlifting maths teacher, 32, is cleared of rape at Christmas party

Weightlifting maths teacher, 32, is cleared of raping woman at gym’s boozy Christmas party after getting ‘very drunk’ at free bar

  • Jack Crosse, 32, was ‘very drunk’ when he allegedly committed two sex attacks 
  • He was cleared of raping one alleged victim but faces outstanding allegations
  • The weightlifter says the sex was consensual with both women in the Gwent gym
  • Tickets for the Christmas party included free drinks which Mr Crosse indulged in 
  • Jack Crosse, 32, was cleared of raping one alleged victim but the jury failed to agree verdicts on two charges relating to a second woman after a week-long trial from incidents that happened at a boozy Christmas party in 2019

    Jack Crosse, 32, was cleared of raping one alleged victim but the jury failed to agree verdicts on two charges relating to a second woman after a week-long trial from incidents that happened at a boozy Christmas party in 2019

    A teacher was cleared today of raping a woman at a boozy Christmas party in a gym after drinking at the free bar.

    Jack Crosse, 32, a maths teacher, was ‘very drunk’ when he allegedly committed sex attacks on two women at the gym party three years ago.

    He was cleared of raping one alleged victim but the jury failed to agree verdicts on two charges relating to a second woman after a week-long trial.

    Cardiff Crown Court heard prosecutors must decide whether they hold a retrial on the outstanding allegations against Mr Crosse.

    Mr Crosse, a keen weightlifter, claimed sex with both women at the gym in Pontypool, Gwent, in December 2019 was consensual.

    Prosecutor Clair Wilks said: ‘During the night he was drinking alcohol and he was seen by several witnesses acting in a sexually inappropriate way.

    Mr Crosse, a maths teacher and weightlifter saw the gym turned into a dancefloor where there was a free bar on the night he allegedly sexually assaulted two women (pictured) Jack Crosse weightlifting

    Mr Crosse, a maths teacher and weightlifter saw the gym turned into a dancefloor where there was a free bar on the night he allegedly sexually assaulted two women (pictured) Jack Crosse weightlifting

    The jury were told tickets for the party included free drinks and the gym floor had been turned into a dancefloor for the night of festivities.

    Mr Crosse, of Caerphilly, South Wales, denied rape.