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O'Brien was found not guilty late Friday of one count of attempting to procure child pornography and two counts of trying to counsel two minors to produce child porn. (CBC)

A man from Shediac says a jury's verdict clearing him of child pornography charges is bittersweet.

Two teenage girls accused Randy O'Brien, alleging he offered them money in exchange for nude or semi-nude photos.

The teens testified O'Brien offered them $200 for pictures in a bikini and $500 for naked pictures.

The former day-care owner was found not guilty late Friday of one count of attempting to procure child pornography and two counts of trying to counsel two minors to produce child porn.

'I've lost my business. I've lost my reputation.'—Randy O'Brien

The jury sided with O'Brien's lawyer who argued the testimony of the two teenage girls — who can not be named under a publication ban — was inconsistent with what they told police back in August of 2011.

"They couldn't explain how they said one thing to the police and another thing in court," he said.

O'Brien doesn't have an answer when asked how he'll put his life back together.

"I've lost my business, I've lost my reputation," said O’Brien.

The girls had worked in O'Brien's day care.

He says three days before the allegations were made, he informed them he was letting them go.

"They were more interested in texting and cell phones than actually taking care of the kids. So we weren't going to continue with these girls and we informed them of that before this incident occurred."

O'Brien says he is considering suing his accusers in civil court.

He says his legal fees cost him more than $100,000.

O'Brien maintains he will continue to live and work in Shediac and said he is looking forward to putting this incident behind him.