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Accused raped victim in Lurgan flat for 12 hours, court told

BY PAUL HIGGINS

A Lithuanian woman was repeatedly raped, beaten and sexually assaulted during a 12-hour ordeal on July 13, 2011, a jury has heard.

The jury at Craigavon Crown Court also heard claims that while 24-year-old Darius Porcikas and an unnamed man not before the court were raping the woman in the living room of her Lurgan flat, her ex-boyfriend was in the next room after the pair beat him into unconsciousness.

Porcikas, a Lithuanian from upper Edward Street in Newry, faces charges of rape, sexual assault, false imprisonment, causing actual bodily harm and assault.

He also faces two charges of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and actual bodily harm in relation to her ex-partner.

Vytautas Mikulinas (23), of Birch Hill Park, Portadown faces a charge of causing bodily harm to the ex-partner.

Porcikas claims it was the third man who committed the sex assaults.

The trial continues.

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