College ‘suspends’ rape case student

A teenage student was suspended from a college in Yorkshire after claiming she was raped and sexually assaulted by fellow learners, jurors at Hull Crown Court have heard.

Three men are accused of abusing the woman, in her late teens, on campus at Bishop Burton College, in East Riding, in September.

She claimed all three befriended her outside the college, before taking her keys and pushing her into her room where they sexually assaulted her.

She said she reported the alleged attack to the college, but was not believed.

“The college said I had brought it into disrepute by having sexual actions with a group of people,” she told the court.

She added: “I was upset about it and my mum persuaded me to go to the police.”

Thomas Price, of Rotherham, 21, is accused of rape and assault by penetration, Stephen Johnson, 21, of Scotts Garth Close, Tickton, is accused of sexual assault and assault by penetration and William Robinson, 20, of Doncaster, is accused of assault by penetration. All three men deny the charges, claiming the alleged victim consented.

A spokesperson for the college declined to comment while the case was ongoing.

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