A 45-YEAR-old man has told how his life has been turned upside down by sex allegations made against him by two 15-year-old girls.
Darren Disson said he has lost everything after being forced to live in a Birmingham bail hostel full of "paedophiles and heroin addicts".
And, he said that while he had endured nine months of torment and misery it had taken a jury at Preston Crown Court just 35 minutes to find him not guilty.
He said: "It seems wrong that I have had to go through hell because of these wild allegations."
Mr Disson, of Hermitage Street, Rishton, added: "I have lost everything and I am left with virtually just the clothes I stand in. I don't know the answer but surely this can't be justice."
Mr Disson told how at the time he was charged he was living in his own home with his partner.
He was working as a machine operator and owned his own car.
He was charged in February with allowing two girls to watch pornographic material and asking them to engage in sexual activity.
He was acquitted of all four charges and costs were awarded to the defence.
After the allegations were made he says his world fell apart.
He was granted bail on condition that he lived at the hostel in Birmingham.
He recalled: "Overnight my whole life changed.
"I was forced to live in a hostel full of child molesters and drug addicts, I had no contact with my family and I have come back to East Lancashire with absolutely nothing."
He added: "I am going to have to rebuild my life from scratch, looking for work, finding my own place to live and everything else that I took for granted before this happened."
Mr Disson said he thought it was wrong that a person'slife could be ruined by what he says were untrue allegations.
He added: "I am no angel, I have been in trouble with the law in the past but not for any kind of sex offences.
"They say you are innocent until proven guilty but it seems the opposite for me.
"Now I have been proved innocent the system just doesn't want to know and I am left to pick up the pieces."