Colwyn Bay school rape 'never happened' court told

Mold Crown Court The court heard the victim had been afraid of being bullied

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A boy accused of raping a fellow pupil at a north Wales primary school has told a jury the alleged attack never happened.

The pupil was said to have carried out the rape in a Colwyn Bay school toilets after watching pornography.

But the boy, now 12, told Mold Crown Court the incident never happened and denied looking at pornography.

He denies the rape two years ago, and inciting the boy to engage in sexual activity.

The defendant told the jury the complainant had threatened to accuse him of sexual assault.

He said it came after he told a teacher the complainant had acted inappropriately with his own girlfriend.

The defendant was later arrested.

He told the court he had never tried to have sex with the boy or take off his clothes.

He had never taken off his own trousers in the presence of the complainant and had never exposed himself to him, the court heard.

'Devil dare'

When asked by teachers if anything had happened between them in the school toilets, the boy said no.

The defendant admitted there was an occasion when he approached the complainant and "asked him out", but he said that was "a devil dare".

"I just did it, everyone was laughing and giggling," he said.

"I asked if he wanted to go out with me, he said yes, I stood in silence for a minute because I was not expecting that answer," he alleged.

When asked about pornography, the defendant said that he and a friend had searched a computer at home when he was seven, eight or nine.

They typed in "gay", not knowing what it meant at the time, and it brought up several websites but he did not think they clicked on any of the links, the jury was told.

The boy said he had never returned to look at such material and had never looked at any pornography.

The trial continues.

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