Teenager admits she was ‘out of control’ before alleged rape by Ipswich gang

Ipswich Crown Court

Ipswich Crown Court

A teenager who claims she was plied with drink and drugs by a gang of Ipswich men before they allegedly took it in turns to have sex with her has admitted she was “out of control” in the months leading up to the alleged incident.

A teenager who claims she was plied with drink and drugs by a gang of Ipswich men before they allegedly took it in turns to have sex with her has admitted she was “out of control” in the months leading up to the alleged incident.

Giving evidence at Ipswich Crown Court she accepted she been excluded from school after taking a knife into the premises and that her mother had called the police on several occasions when she failed to come home.

Cross-examined by Andrew Thompson, representing Bartosz Kowalewski, one of the men accused of having sex with her, she accepted she had been using cannabis and her mother felt she was out of control.

The teenager agreed that the day before Kowalewski and three other men allegedly took turns to have sex with her, her mother had locked away all her shoes to stop her going out, but she had gone out anyway.

It had been alleged the girl met up with Kowalewski on October 16 last year and he took her to a house in Bulwer Road, Ipswich, which was allegedly used as a clubhouse by him and fellow members of a gang called “Soldiers of Odin”.

Stephen Spence, prosecuting, claimed Kowalewski telephoned his friends and invited them to join him at the house with the alleged intention of plying her with drink and drugs so they could use her for their sexual pleasure.

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Mr Spence claimed the girl had been “off her head” because of drugs and drink she had been given and was aware of men taking it in turns to have allegedly have sex with her.

The alleged incident came to an end when police went to the house after the girl’s mother reported her missing.

Kowalewski, 32, of Norwich Road; James Bamber, 29, of Burns Road; Mateusaz Nowakowski, 25, of Yarmouth Road and Aurimas Nabazas, 34, of Lavender Hill, all of Ipswich, have denied two offences of conspiracy to rape on October 16 last year.

Kowalewski has also denied facilitating the travel of the teenager with a view to her being sexually exploited.

The trial continues.

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