Solo 45 Begins Trial After Being Charged With 22 Counts of Rape

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Solo 45 is at present on trial dealing with 22 counts of rape, two prices of precise bodily hurt, 5 false imprisonments prices and two counts of assault by penetration.

The grime artist appeared in Bristol Crown Court in London on Thursday (Jan. 10) to listen to testimony from 4 completely different ladies who’ve accused the rapper of rape. The trial is anticipated to final for 5 weeks.

According to the Bristol Post, prosecutor Christopher Quinlan QC used his opening assertion to inform the jury about Solo 45’s alleged disturbing acts in opposition to ladies. Those acts embody waterboarding, pouring bleach into one of many sufferer's mouths and allegedly imprisoning among the ladies and raping them repeatedly. “He attacked them bodily, sexually and mentally,” Quinlan mentioned.

The jury additionally watched footage of alleged intercourse acts carried out by Solo 45 as he would typically report his sexual assaults. “What occurs is, fairly merely, brutal,” Quinlan instructed the jurors. “They are each bare. She is upset. At all occasions he’s directing her what to do.”

Solo 45, whose actual identify is Andy Anokye, has denied the entire prices in opposition to him. He appeared in courtroom carrying a white shirt, darkish tie and navy blue go well with.

The rapper is an artist on Boy Better Know a report label and rap collective based by Skepta, who took residence the 2016 Mercury Prize for his Konnichiwa album.

Stay tuned as this growing story continues.