Woman screamed out as man raped her, court heard

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​A YOUNG man continued to have sex with a woman while she screamed at him, a court heard.

Jack Sullivan is on trial at Portsmouth Crown Court accused of one count of rape over the incident last year.

Prosecutor Simon Foster told the court 20-year-old Sullivan and the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had started having consensual sex.

Mr Foster told jurors: ‘This particular incident started out between them as an instance of consensual sex but it did not end up that way.

‘He was determined to continue to have sex with her whether she wanted it or not – in fact she did not.’

Mr Foster described how the man continued using some force.

He added: ‘She was, she will tell you, screaming.

‘That may have been heard elsewhere.’

The prosecutor added that the victim had not wanted to continue after she suffered an injury to her face during sex.

Mr Foster told jurors the victim said Sullivan was pulling her hair while raping her.

She eventually forced Sullivan off her and ran away to find help and get clothes.

Sullivan, of Bedhampton Way, Havant, pleaded not guilty to the charge at a previous hearing.

He was arrested at Portsmouth and Southsea train station shortly afterwards.

The court heard the incident took place in the early hours in Portsmouth after the victim invited Sullivan to visit her one evening.

She had been drinking and met him at the train station before the pair continued to drink, jurors were told.

Mr Foster added Sullivan had told police in an interview that he was drunk at the time.

Mr Foster said: ‘He was to say while he was drunk and thought she was too, he didn’t think she was so drunk she didn’t know what happened.’

He added: ‘Nobody seems to have been so incapacitated that they didn’t know where they were nor what was going on around them.’​

The victim was 19 at the time of the incident.

Mr Foster added: ‘It’s the crown’s case he didn’t stop but carried on overriding all protests of [the victim].

Jurors heard the victim describe in court how the evening had started as a ‘normal busy night’ and that she had asked Sullivan to come to bed with her.

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