A woman who claims she was raped multiple times by Nicholas Crawshaw in one night said she was too scared to escape when he left the house, a court heard.
After being convinced by her friends the following day, the complainant then got police involved after the alleged incident in June 2015.
Crawshaw, who is charged with five counts of rape in relation to this victim, says everything which happened was consensual.
The 23-year-old, of West Street, Hoole, is accused of 16 sex offences, including 10 rapes, against seven victims between 2010 and 2015.
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The complainant gave evidence in court on Monday (February 22) after her video interview with police was played to the jury last Friday.
She said Crawshaw raped her a number of times throughout the night after meeting at The Live Rooms in Chester.
Her friend, who had previously had a relationship with the defendant, slept downstairs while this happened, the court heard.
Mark Le Brocq, defending, asked why she did not leave the house when Crawshaw went to meet the friend at a nearby chip shop and bring her back to the home.
Mr Le Brocq said: “There was a moment when he left the house. If you were being held against your will and subjected to a sexual assault that was your perfect moment to escape.
“The reason you didn’t leave was because you were quite happy to spend the night there.”
The complainant said: “He didn’t tell me I couldn’t leave the house, but I was scared and he had my phone at this point.”
The defence made the case that she had consented to everything which happened at the house.
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Mr Le Brocq said the pair undressed each other at Crawshaw’s house and she performed a sex act on him. He added they each snorted cocaine and tried to have sex again after the 23-year-old took viagra.
The complainant was aware of Crawshaw taking drugs throughout the night, but the series of events described by Mr Le Brocq was not true, she told the court.
An iPad recording the defendant made of their conversation the morning after without the alleged victim’s knowledge had been played in court last week.
The pair discussed the drugs they took the night before with Crawshaw joking about how they should go to rehab. The complainant said she made up the details during the chat.
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She added the kissing noise which could be heard on the recording was the defendant kissing her neck.
The friend who stayed at Crawshaw’s house also gave evidence, saying Crawshaw had told her the alleged victim was passed out in his bedroom.
She said: “When I got there he made up the bed on the sofa and said he was sleeping on the top floor and my friend was on the middle floor.
“But throughout the night he was just pestering me. At one point I woke up and his face was so close to my face. He was asking me for a kiss.”
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Mr Le Brocq asked why she did not go and check out if what Crawshaw had said about the sleeping arrangements was true.
He said: “You feel a lot of guilt about that night because you believe your friend’s story don’t you?
“Because of that guilt you are trying to make up for it by supporting your friend’s allegation in court.” The witness refuted this.
Crawshaw denies all the charges against him.
The trial at Warrington Crown Court continues.