Jury hears rape claim

A JURY heard a teenage girl’s claims that she was subjected to a serious sex attack.

The youngster told police that she was dragged off by Anthony Evans, 25, who then raped her.

She said she cried out for help but no-one heard her pleas.

Two interviews videoed by police were played to the jury during the trial at Teesside Crown Court.

The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, alleged Evans held her face down with one hand and removed her trousers with his other hand.

She said in the video: “I was pushed on the floor on my stomach and he was pulling my trousers down.

“I said ‘no’ and he just laughed in my face.

“He was telling us to shut up. When he was pulling my trousers down I kept screaming.”

She said that after the alleged attack she “didn’t dare move”.

The police officer interviewing asked: “At any point has he ever asked you to have sex?”

The girl replied: “No.”

She said she did not suffer any injuries during the alleged incident but said she bit him on his right arm above the elbow.

She said: “His arm was still there and I have went over and bit him.

“He was shouting at us.”

The girl said he stopped when he heard a noise.

The teenager is said to have confided in a relative about the alleged attack and police became involved.

Evans originally denied any sexual activity with the girl. But in a second interview two months later said he had consensual sex with the girl.

He said he could then tell the truth as he was no longer with his partner.

Evans, of Laburnum Square, Trimdon Station, denies rape.

The trial continues.