York & North Yorkshire

University Challenge contestant Joly de Lotbiniere charged with rape

A former University of York student who appeared on a TV quiz programme has been charged with rape and sexual assault of a woman.

Bartholomew Cuthbert Joly de Lotbiniere, 21, of Bolt Gardens, Brent, London pleaded not guilty at York Crown Court on Thursday.

He represented the university in several appearances on the BBC Two student quiz programme University Challenge.

He is to appear again on 6 February.

Mr Joly de Lotbiniere has been charged with rape, two counts of sexual assault and attempted sexual assault.

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