Man in court charged with raping teenage footballer

The 29-year-old is accused of raping the teenager when she was 17.

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A young footballer broke down in tears after telling a jury that she was raped by on her first night out.

The 19-year-old stated she was led to a grassy muddy area after meeting a man at The Buf bar in Prestwick, South Ayrshire, between September 14 and 15, 2019.

The teenager claimed she thought she were just going to kiss before he forced himself on her despite repeated pleas to stop.

Graham McClung, 29, accused is on trial at the High Court in Glasgow charged with raping the woman to her injury.

The footballer, who was 17 at the time, told jurors that she had been on a night out with her football team.

She stated that she danced with a man in his twenties through the night.

The woman told the court that she to briefly left the club after a parent asked her to come home.

She added: “I said to myself this was my first night out, I’m going to enjoy it, so I went back.”

The woman claimed she hadn’t spoke to the man until he asked her to leave with him around 11.30pm.

Prosecutor Craig Murray asked how the witness felt about it.

She replied: “It didn’t have any effect on me, I just kind of went.”

Mr Murray followed up by asking what the woman expected to happen – she said: “A kiss.”

The woman said the pair walked down a lane across from the nightclub into a “muddy grassy area.”

She said they had a “sloppy” kiss before the man touched her on the breasts.

The teen broke down in tears when Mr Murray asked if the man touched her anywhere else on the body.

She said: “He used his hand and put it under her skirt.” which put her in “shock” and she tried to push him away.

Mr Murray asked if she said anything in response.

She replied: “I told him to stop.”

She told the court that the man then raped her. Mr Murray then asked what was going through her mind at that moment.

The witness replied: “I didn’t want to be there.”

McClung of Tarbolton, South Ayrshire, denies the single charge.

The trial continues.

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