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Teenager accused of raping schoolgirl tells court sex was ‘consensual’

PUBLISHED: 15:48 10 January 2019

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: ARCHANT

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: ARCHANT

A teenager accused of raping a schoolgirl after tying her up has told a court they had consensual sex after she stripped down to her underwear in his bedroom.

Giving evidence at Ipswich Crown Court Jason Bailey said that prior to having sex with the 15-year-old girl, there had been play fighting and she had touched his leg.

Things had started to get more sexual between them, and another girl in the room had left.

Bailey went to see if she was alright and claimed that when he returned the alleged victim, who he claimed had told him she was 17, was on his bed in her underwear.

Bailey removed his clothes and had sex with the girl and said she had not told him to stop, the court heard.

He denied tying her up or holding a knife to her neck.

Bailey, 18, of Kirkley Cliff Road, Lowestoft, denies rape and assault on September 9.

The court has heard the alleged victim went to the bedsit expecting to see a girl she had met on Facebook, but when she arrived she was let in by Bailey.

He allegedly tied her hands behind her back and put his hands round her neck before raping her.

The trial continues.

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