17-MINUTE RAPE VIDEO ‘FOUND ON BECKY COU­PLE’S LAP­TOP’ Court hears of ac­cused pair’s ‘shared un­nat­u­ral in­ter­ests’

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A LAP­TOP found at the home of Nathan Matthews and Shauna Hoare con­tained a 17-minute video of a teenager be­ing raped in her own home, a jury has heard.

Matthews, 28, and Hoare, 21, are ac­cused of mur­der­ing Becky Watts in her home in Crown Hill, Bris­tol, on Fe­bru­ary 19.

It is al­leged the pair tar­geted 5ft 1in Becky due to a shared un­nat­u­ral in­ter­est in petite teenage girls.

Bris­tol Crown Court has heard Becky was killed in her bed­room be­fore her body was placed in the back of the cou­ple’s Vaux­hall Zafira.

It was then driven to their home in Cot­ton Mill Lane, Bris­tol, where it was dis­mem­bered in the bath with a cir­cu­lar saw. Becky’s body parts were dis­cov­ered in a gar­den shed in Bar­ton Court – 80yards from their ter­raced prop­erty – on March 3.

Richard Pos­ner, ju­nior prose­cut­ing coun­sel, read a se­ries of agreed facts to the jury in­clud­ing ev­i­dence on fin­ger­prints, cus­tody records and dig­i­tal ma­te­rial.

“A lap­top com­puter HP Pav­il­ion VIC­TIM: Becky and ( ac­cused Shauna Hoare was found un­der the win­dow in the main bed­room in 14 Cot­ton Mill Lane,” Mr Pos­ner said.

“On it was a 17-minute film with a teenager be­ing raped with the ti­tle House. It con­tains the at­tacker putting his hand over her mouth for one minute.”

Foren­sic down­loads of phones handed to po­lice by Hoare and Matthews con­tained book­marked web­sites. There were 38 book­marked pages re­lated to pornog­ra­phy or es­cort sites.

On Matthews’s phone, 12 were from a teenage pornog­ra­phy site. Three were of three­somes.

The trial con­tin­ues.

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