Liberia's Johnson cleared of rape charge by Swedish court

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) -- AIK's Liberian soccer international Dulee Johnson was cleared of a rape charge by a Swedish court on Monday.

Johnson, who had denied the charge, was detained in October.

The case had been dismissed, a Stockholm district court said in a statement.

Swedish champions AIK had suspended Johnson after he was detained.

Newspaper Aftonbladet quoted Johnson's lawyer, Michael Linden, as saying the player was glad.

"He is now resting with his nearest and dearest and will decide how he will go further," Linden said.

Johnson, who has played in five World Cup qualifiers for Liberia, made his debut for AIK in 2006 and returned to the Stockholm club last year after a spell at Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel. He has played 20 times this season.

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