Trio of Suffolk men accused of raping teenager cleared in court

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Three Ipswich men accused of raping a 15-year-old girl have been cleared after the prosecution offered no evidence against them.

The teenager was allegedly raped at a house in the town by a group of men, who were allegedly members of a gang called “Soldiers of Odin”, on October 16 last year.

Before Ipswich Crown Court were Bartosz Kowalewski, 32, of Norwich Road, Mateusaz Nowakowski, 25, of Yarmouth Road and Aurimas Nabazas, 34, of Lavender Hill who all denied raping the girl.

A jury was discharged earlier this year after it was unable to reach verdicts on the rape charge.

Today (Tuesday) Stephen Spence, prosecuting, said he wouldn’t be seeking a retrial and not guilty verdicts were entered on the court record after he offered no evidence against all three men.

Kowalewski, who wasn’t required to attend court, had previously admitted making indecent images of a child and will be sentenced at a later date.