Farm worker accused of triple rape

A 37-YEAR-OLD farm worker ignored a 16-year-old girl's protests that she did not want to have sex with him and raped her three times, it has been alleged.

A 37-YEAR-OLD farm worker ignored a 16-year-old girl's protests that she did not want to have sex with him and raped her three times, it has been alleged.

Glenn Bird took the teenager to his flat at a guesthouse in Trimley St Martin, near Felixstowe, and told her he was going to have sex with her, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Earlier he had threatened to use a knife or a gun on her and she had believed him because she thought he would have access to a gun through his work, said Andrew Thompson, prosecuting.

On arrival at his room, Bird started touching the girl roughly and refused to stop when she asked him to, it was alleged.


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Mr Thompson said the girl felt vulnerable and trapped and had been too frightened to fight Bird off when he started having sex with her.

“She submitted through fear of what he might do to her,” he said.

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After the first alleged rape Bird had switched the television on and after about an hour he said he wanted to have sex with the girl again. “He said she wasn't to look at him while they were having sex,” alleged Mr Thompson.

Later Bird had allegedly raped the girl for a third time. “She was crying throughout,” said Mr Thompson.

After the alleged attacks Bird had driven the girl into Ipswich and she had called the police.

Bird has denied three offences of rape and one offence of common assault.

After his arrest Bird told the police that he had consensual sexual intercourse with the girl.

Giving evidence via a TV video link the girl said Bird had become progressively more aggressive during the three rapes.

Cross-examined by defence counsel Simon Spence the girl denied that everything that happened had been with her consent.

The trial continues today.

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