A TEENAGER said he has ‘lived through months of hell’ after being accused of a rape he did not commit.

Jordan Lee Trengove, of Westway in Barrow, said he was ‘scared to leave the house’ after he was charged with three counts of serious sexual assault last May.

However, the 19-year-old had his name cleared when he was acquitted of all charges at Preston Crown Court.

He said: “Me and my whole family have lived through months of hell.

“I’ve had the word rapist spray painted on my house, my mum has had a miscarriage due to the stress and I haven’t been allowed to see my little sisters.

“It doesn’t seem fair when I’ve done absolutely nothing wrong.”

Mr Trengove insisted he knew the accuser on purely a ‘friend-basis’ and was ‘completely shocked’ when officers appeared at his door.

“We went out on a night out where I briefly saw the woman. My friend then had a scrap outside so we all took him home,” Mr Trengove said.

“I went back to my own house and three weeks later there was a policeman on my doorstep.

“I couldn’t believe it - it felt horrible to be branded a rapist when I wasn’t.”

Since the allegations, Mr Trengove said his mental health has ‘seriously suffered’.

“My anxiety’s got a lot worse since this all began,” he said.

“I haven’t been able to leave my house.

“People have been calling me names down the street, we’ve all been living in fear.

“My whole life has been turned upside down.”

The teen said he would ‘not be alive today’ if he was found guilty of the charges.

“I wouldn’t be here today if I was convicted,” said Mr Trengove.

“I couldn’t live with being branded a rapist for the rest of my life.”

Mr Trengove said: "My whole family’s been through hell and we seem to be suffering for this.

“I don’t understand why she has done this."

Despite the past few months, Mr Trengove said he has ‘come out stronger’ at the other end.

“It’s made me a new person,” he said.

“You’ve got to keep fighting for your innocence till the end.”