Student raped classmate during freshers’ week and then received text saying ‘I said no’, court hears

Student raped classmate during freshers’ week and then received text saying ‘I said no’, court hears:

A student actor raped a fellow undergraduate before receiving a text that said: “I said ‘no’ a million times”, a court heard.

Jack Green, 19, allegedly forced himself on the woman, also 19, at his student flat after they went back for food following a drunken night out to celebrate freshers’ week.

During the assault Green, who had a girlfriend back home, gripped the woman by the neck, pinned her down on the bed and bit her lip saying: “shh don’t worry”, the jury heard.

Later when she texted him saying: “I didn’t want to do it – I said ‘no’ a million times,” Green sent a series of messages saying: “Just forget about it, it’s done, its in the past, leave it. I’d go to jail, I’d rather die. I’m going to jump.”

He was arrested shortly afterwards after the woman confided in a friend when she went back to her student accommodation.

At Manchester Crown Court the woman, who cannot be named, said: “It was a terrifying experience. My friend was convincing me I needed to tell someone but I was concerned as I didn’t want to mess up his career.

“I told my friend what happened and she said: ‘it’s very serious you need to speak to someone’. I was just too upset to call the police. I was scared – I was in a state of shock. He was forceful. I did tell him to stop but it was hard to speak when he had bitten my lip.

“He gripped my neck at one stage. I couldn’t do anything. I didn’t want to have sexual intercourse with him but he didn’t stop.”

The court heard the night out was on September 14, 2016, after Green enrolled on a musical theatre course.

He and other students including the girl all drank vodka together before going to Fifth Avenue club in Manchester.

Later the group went back to Green’s room for food but it was claimed the the pair were left alone together and he locked the door.

In a statement to police the woman said she told Green to “get off” her but the court heard he just said ‘shh’ and carried on.

The court heard friends began to bang at the door and Green quickly got dressed and claimed the girl was upset because she was ‘hit on’ in the club by another man.

But in her statement the woman added: “I said ‘stop lying’. He was saying ‘I’ve got a girlfriend I’ll get in trouble forget about it’. Then I just left. My mouth was cut on my lip and I was in a lot of pain.

“We were just friends, he was saying he liked me and things like that. But it never developed into anything more.

“He messaged me and I said ‘I didn’t want to do that’ and there was messages saying ‘don’t say anything, you said you wouldn’t say anything, I’d go to jail, I’d rather die. If you say anything I’ll kill myself.

“His last message was ‘I’m going to jump’. I ignored it because the police came.”

When the woman was examined she was found to have a graze to the lower lip and an injury to an intimate area of her body.

Green was arrested in his student accommodation and appeared to have a panic attack as officers went to question him, the court heard.

He said he and the woman had kissed at the nightclub and went back to his room where they had sex.

He said after a minute or two she said “No” and he stopped, pulled his trousers back up and apologised.

Prosecutor Philip Dobson told the jury: “It’s striking that he never challenged or contradicted what she was saying about telling him ‘No’. The prosecution invite you to look closely at the messages for any sign of him saying, ‘I stopped as soon as you told me to’.”

Green, from Abertillery, in Monmouthshire, South Wales, denies rape. The trial continues.

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