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TV actor appears in court charged with rape

A TV actor has gone on trial at Blackfriars Crown Court accused of rape and sexual assault.

The actor, who cannot be named because he is under 18, is said to have forced himself on the male complainant, 14, in a theatre's internal fire escape.

It is alleged he did it to prove to his girlfriend that he was bisexual.

He denies one count of oral rape in July 2010 and three counts of sexual assault between July 2010 and September 2010.

Proceedings were adjourned twice as the alleged teenage victim was asked to detail the attack on him and struggled to compose himself.

The case continues.

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