Saturday, May 3, 2014

Colwyn Bay school rape case

Jury due to return in Colwyn Bay school rape case

Published date: 02 May 2014 | 
Published by: Staff reporter
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A JURY considering the case of a boy accused of raping a fellow pupil at a Colwyn Bay primary school will today deliberate its verdict.

The jury spent one and a half hours in retirement yesterday afternoon after Judge Philip Hughes completed his summing up at Mold Crown Court.
The boy, now 12, denies rape at a school toilet in the Colwyn Bay area and says it simply did not happen.
The trial took place last week and the hearing resumed this morning with the barristers making their closing submissions.
The prosecution has suggested that he acted out what he had seen on porn sites.
But the boy said that he had never looked at porn – apart from 20 seconds when, much younger, he and a friend bored with a computer game put some search words into Google and suggested sites came up. 

But they had not entered the sites, he said.
The defence claim that the complainant, also ten at the time, had threatened to say that the defendant had “bummed him”.
It is alleged that this was in retaliation to the defendant telling teachers that the complainant had said that he had behaved inappropriately with his own girlfriend.
The defendant has denied rape in school toilets at a primary school in the Colwyn Bay area and a second charge of inciting the boy to engage in sexual activity.

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