Wrexham teen stands trial for schoolgirl rape

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A BOY aged 16 has gone on trial charged with raping a schoolgirl near a pond.

It was alleged the girl, a virgin, was pleading with him to stop.

But the youth from the Wrexham area had sex with her, telling her “come on, it will be fine,” prosecutor Karl Scholz told Mold Crown Court yesterday.

Mr Scholz said the girl, 15, went to a birthday party with friends last November. The boy was also there, she only knew him by his nickname and they did not speak at that time.

Later, the group in the party walked to a country area where there were some ponds and it was there the boy started talking to her.

Mr Scholz said there might have been some flirtatious contact between the two and they might have kissed and cuddled. The two left the main group and went for a walk together and they were kissing on a footpath.

The complainant fell to the floor and the boy lay on top of her and had sex with her.

“She kept pleading for him to stop but he took no notice,” said Mr Scholz.

At one point her mobile phone rang and she said she should answer it because her friends would be concerned.

But he said she did not need to and the way that he was lying on her meant that she could not access her phone.

At one point his own mobile phone rang, he immediately got up and answered it, and it was one of his parents.

He said he had to go, said he would text her and took her mobile number.

The youth walked off, she made her way back to her friends where she was found to be distraught and crying.

She confided in a young man about what had happened and he took her home.

Mr Scholz said there would be no dispute that sex took place – the issue was one of consent.

Interviewed, the boy said she put her arm around him while they were together as a group.

He said he went off alone to urinate and was initially unaware that she had followed him.

They ended up talking and kissing, they walked for a while and then they started feeling each other.

He then asked her if she wanted sex, she agreed and they had consensual intercourse.

The boy said he could tell she had taken a drink, but said she was fine and knew what she was doing.

Mr Scholz said that later the boy had sent her text messages trying to convince her that she could not remember if she consented because she was so drunk.

In one he told her she was “out of her face” and was falling everywhere.

The youth denies a rape allegation.

The trial before Judge Philip Hughes is proceeding.

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