‘Date rape vic­tim had tea spiked’

Man de­nies dis­abled woman at­tack

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS - BY ALAN ERWIN

A WOMAN with learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties al­legedly raped by a man be­lieves her tea was spiked, the High Court heard yes­ter­day.

She claims her arms were tied and a sec­ond man held her legs be­fore the al­leged at­tack in New­cas­tle, Co Down.

Bangladeshi Rah­man Sadikur, 34, with an ad­dress at South Cir­cu­lar Road in Dublin, de­nies two charges of rape and two of sex­ual as­sault by pen­e­tra­tion.

Pros­e­cu­tor Adrian Hig­gins told the court po­lice were alerted af­ter the woman, who is in her 20s, claimed she had been raped by Sadikur.

He said a “red flag” tox­i­col­ogy re­port in­di­cated an uniden­ti­fied sub­stance was present in her sys­tem.

The com­plainant said they met at a house the ac­cused shared with oth­ers af­ter send­ing mes­sages on dat­ing app Badoo. It was al­leged they went to a bed­room where Sadikur pushed her down onto the bed.

Mr Hig­gins said: “She at­tempted to push them away, say­ing ‘What the f**k are you do­ing?’, but claimed they were too strong and she couldn’t move.” Po­lice found Sadikur hid­ing in an out­house be­hind the prop­erty the next day.

The ac­cused, who was in the UK il­le­gally, in­sisted she asked if he wanted sex, un­dressed her­self and did not say ‘no’ at any stage. De­fence coun­sel David Her­aghty said Sadikur gave po­lice his Badoo log-in so they could check all com­mu­ni­ca­tion.

He added there were no in­juries on the woman de­spite her claims of be­ing tied up.

Mrs Jus­tice Kee­gan re­fused Sadikur bail amid fears he could flee.

IC­ING ON THE CAKE Matthew Mc­k­ee­gan with Park Lodge pals yes­ter­day

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