Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Schoolgirl struggled with rapist, court told

A teenager screamed “No, no” and tried to push her alleged rapist off her as he was having sex with her, a court has heard.

In a video interview played to Belfast Crown Court yesterday, the 15-year-old girl also claimed she told Paul Hamilton: “I'm not like that — I don't want to do this.”

Hamilton (22), from Avoca Street in north Belfast, denies raping the then 13-year-old on April 26 last year.

Alongside him in the dock is 21-year-old Neil Jamison, from Summer Street, also north Belfast, who denies raping her friend.

The pair are also jointly charged with raping the second alleged victim during what has been described as a “threesome” and four further charges of sexual activity with a child under 16.

Yesterday the jury watched as the teenager told a police officer how the two friends “sneakied” out on the pretence of getting an inhaler and met Jamison and another man on the way home.

Hamilton joined them and the two girls, Hamilton and Jamison went to Hamilton's house where the alleged offences occurred.

The teenager told the officer how, at Hamilton's house, they were both given vodka mixed with an energy drink and that it was after she came out of the toilet that Hamilton brought her into his bedroom, pinned her down and allegedly raped her.

“I was screaming saying, ‘No stop it, I'm not like that — I don't want to do this,’ and I was trying to push him off,” the girl said.

The schoolgirl also said that when Hamilton got up and left the room, she ran downstairs and saw Jamison allegedly raping her friend on the sofa.

The jury heard her describe how Hamilton then “pushed” her back upstairs into a spare room.

She claimed that when she looked into the other bedroom, she saw her friend lying on the bed being raped by Hamilton while Jamison was on the bed at her head.

The teenager denied defence suggestions that she had agreed to have sex with Hamilton.

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