A MAN has been cleared of raping a young Scots female footballer on her first night out.

Graham McClung, 29, denied attacking the girl near The Buf Bar in Prestwick, South Ayrshire, between September 14 and 15, 2019.

The 17-year-old told a jury that she met a man at the bar while on a football team night out.

She stated the pair danced together before the man allegedly led her outside the bar to a “muddy grassy area.”

She said she thought she was going to kiss the man who allegedly forced himself on her despite repeated pleas to stop.

The woman claimed the man made her repeatedly perform a sex act on him and raped her.

Prosecutor Craig Murray asked what was going through her mind at that moment.

The witness replied: “I didn't want to be there.”

It was put to the woman by Lorenzo Alonzi, defending, that she liked the attention she was getting from the man in the bar.

She stated: "I was getting noticed, but I didn't say I liked the attention."

Mr Alonzi followed up by saying: "You liked the attention in the nightclub and he was squeezing your bottom."

The woman replied: "I never mentioned to him that I liked that, I didn't see any harm in it."

Mr Alonzi asked: “How does that sit about you being uncomfortable.”

The witness said: “In that part of the CCTV, I moved.”

Mr Alonzi replied: “Why go back snuggling into him and touching his bum?”

The woman stated: “Alcohol.”

Mr Alonzi later put it to the witness that after the incident she didn't run out the lane saying "there is a man coming who just raped me."

The woman responded: "I didn't say that, I have never been in that situation, what am I supposed to do?"

McClung, of Tarbolton, South Ayrshire, was found not guilty at the High Court in Glasgow to the rape to injury charge.