Man and teenagers accused of rape and false imprisonment

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A man and two teenagers appeared at Oxford Crown Court today (Thursday) accused of falsely imprisoning and raping a 24-year-old victim.

Waqas Hussain, 21, of Prescott Avenue, Banbury, and a 17 and 15-year-old who cannot be named for legal reasons, are jointly charged with two counts of rape and one count of false imprisonment.

Robin Griffiths prosecuting told the jury how on New Years Eve 2013, the trio allegedly met at Peoples Park where they talked about meeting the girl and Hussain told the other two men to ‘hang back’ while he met her and walked with her to a property at Windrush, Banbury.

The jury viewed CCTV footage in which Hussain met the victim outside the property before taking her by the arm and leading her inside.

The footage showed the two teenagers arriving and entering through the garden gate a little later.

The defendants are alleged to have raped the victim while one of them videoed the acts on a mobile phone.

The court heard the 17-year-old gave three different versions of events to the police at interview, first claiming he didn’t enter the property and was outside as the assaults were taking place but later admitting being there when ‘some stuff went on that shouldn’t have’ and stating he heard the girl ‘screaming and crying’ and that she was ‘a bit upset’.

The 17-year-old claimed Waqas asked him to film the sexual activity but he denied doing it and police found no record of such a video on his phone

They did however find text messages between him and the victim before the alleged rape, a message on the victim’s phone to her mother claiming she had been raped, and a ten minute call to the emergency services following the incident.

The trial continues