Teenager raped young woman at her flat, jury told

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A SATURDAY night of drinking and games ended with a young woman being raped, a court heard.

Brent Shaw, who was 19 at the time of the alleged offence, is accused of two counts of rape against a 20-year-old woman in Gosport.

Shaw denies raping the woman – who he had met once before and cannot be named for legal reasons – at her flat on Saturday, March 16 last year.

A jury at Portsmouth Crown Court heard Shaw and his friend, who is a family friend of the alleged victim, were invited round to the flat.

The woman, her sister and the two men then spent the night drinking Jagermeisters, vodka and rum and the two men became very drunk, the court heard.

The jury was told they all played games together, including the sisters waxing the chest of Shaw’s friend, as well as Shaw’s leg.

The court heard the alleged victim used a spatula and then a rolling pin to spank Shaw’s friend, as well as all of them dressing up in an Ann Summers maid’s outfit.

But the prosecution says the evening took a more sinister turn when Shaw and the woman were in the hallway alone together.

The sister was making a phone call outside the flat in the corridor and Shaw’s friend was vomiting out of the window, the jury was told.

A video was played to the jury of the woman’s interview with the police.

Fighting back tears, she said: ‘He grabbed hold of me. He bent me over and pulled my trousers down. I was crying and telling him to stop.

‘I just froze to be quite honest. I did not know what to do.’

The woman told the court the ordeal went on between five and 10 minutes until she ran into the bathroom and locked the door, before telling her sister and then a neighbour, who called the police.

Defence barrister Stephen Smyth suggested it was a night of ‘horse play’ that resulted in a ‘moment of madness’. He said: ‘I suggest there was a lot of a horse play, you never shouted, you never struggled and you gave him every indication you were enjoying it until that moment you realised what you were doing and regretted it.’

But the woman replied: ‘I was not enjoying it. I did not want it to happen.’

Shaw, now 20, of Hilton Road, Gosport, was due to give his evidence today.

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