Rape-accused denies having sex with girl

IPSWICH: A man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl has told a court that his DNA could have been transferred on to the girl's underwear after she lay in a bed he had slept in.

IPSWICH: A man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl has told a court that his DNA could have been transferred on to the girl's underwear after she lay in a bed he had slept in.

Alasoji Osinowo, 36, told a jury at Ipswich Crown Court he did not have sex with the girl at a flat in Ipswich on June 1, 2008.

It is alleged that Osinowo, from Dartford, and another man, picked up the alleged victim who lived in a children's home in Essex. He took her to a friend's flat in Ipswich where alcohol was consumed.

The girl, who can not be named for legal reasons, told police she had been “hammered out of her head” and could hardly walk because of the amount she had drunk.

During the evening, the girl and Osinowo had been left alone in the flat and he had allegedly had sex with her in a bedroom.

But under cross-examination, Osinowo told the court: “I never had any form of sexual contact with the girl.”

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He said that the previous night he had slept in a bed in the flat and had a “wet dream”.

Matthew Gowen, prosecuting, said of the alleged rape: “You made a big mistake that night Mr Osinowo, which you are now trying to cover up because of the girl's age.”

Osinowo replied: “No sir. There was no mistake because I did not have sex with her.”

The trial continues.