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Rape victim used for sex

PUBLISHED: 13:26 30 June 2003 | UPDATED: 14:03 03 March 2010

A SUFFOLK man 'used' a woman for sex after relations with his wife broke down, a court heard.

52 year old Trevor Baker, from Bury St Edmunds, appeared before an Ipswich judge accused of raping a woman in her 40s, over a seven year period.

A SUFFOLK man 'used' a woman for sex after relations with his wife broke down, a court heard.

52 year old Trevor Baker, from Bury St Edmunds, appeared before an Ipswich judge accused of raping a woman in her 40s, over a seven year period.

After the last alleged assault in September last year the woman, who cannot be named, texted a friend to say "He had me again, Call the cops".

Ipswich Crown Court heard how the woman first reported Baker to police in 2001 but withdrew the allegation telling Baker she would report him if it happened again.

Simon Spence prosecuting told the court heard how during the following eighteen months Baker abstained. He told the woman before the last alleged assault "it's been sometime".

In a police interview Baker admitted having sex with the woman once but said it was with her consent.

Mr Spence said: "In 1995 sexual relations with Baker's wife broke down. It was at this time he regularly started using the complainant for sex".

The complainant was examined by a police surgeon and was found to have suffered some sexual injury, he went on.

Baker of Banbury Road, denies seven counts of rape in a period from 1995 to 2002.

The trial continues.

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