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Woman recalls alleged rape ordeal in army recruiting office

By Helen Williams

A woman wept as she told a court that she became pregnant after an Army recruitment sergeant raped her in a locked room.

The woman, who had arrived in England from her Sierra Leone homeland in 2007 when she was 19, broke down as she told the jury at London's Southwark Crown Court that she was raped, later miscarried and felt she had no one that she could tell about her ordeal.

She claims that Army recruitment sergeant Edwin Mee raped her in the building in south London, where his recruitment office was based.

The 27-year-old told the jury that Mee had refused to pick up her calls after the rape.

Then he called her after she miscarried and told her "Oh, I did not think you would get pregnant," the court heard.

Mee (45) allegedly carried out sex attacks on 11 victims while working at an Army careers centre. The divorced father-of-five is said to have carried out a series of attacks on women aged from 15 to their early 20s between October 2010 and September 2011.

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