Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 31 July 2014

Rapper Santos to face Crown Court

Aggro Santos faces a Crown Court trial

Former I'm A Celebrity contestant Aggro Santos, who is accused of raping two women, has had his case committed to the Crown Court.

The Brazilian-born rapper, 22, is charged with raping one woman in Chichester, West Sussex, on May 7 and another in Yeovil, Somerset, between September 25 and 26 last year.

Another man, 21-year-old Tyrelle Ritchie, has been charged with one count of sexual assault in Chichester on the same date.

Santos, wearing a black suit jacket and white shirt with the top buttons undone and with his braided hair tied back in a ponytail, appeared at Chichester Magistrates' Court alongside Ritchie, who wore a grey sweatshirt and black hooded jacket.

No pleas were entered during the five-minute hearing and Santos, of Bickersteth Road, Tooting, south west London, and Ritchie, of Vauxhall Street, Lambeth, south east London, were both given continued bail to appear at Chichester Crown Court on January 5 next year.

Santos's debut single, Candy, featuring former Pussycat Dolls singer Kimberly Wyatt, shot to number five in the UK charts last year.

But he became more popularly known by his appearance in last year's series of ITV's reality game show I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! in which he reached the final six.

His real name, Yuri Santos, was used during the hearing.

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