Colchester: Teenager 'raped' after leaving town centre bar

A TEENAGER has claimed she was raped at a pal’s house after meeting a soldier in Colchester.
The alleged victim, 18, has told detectives she met the man at Missoula bar in Head Street.
The pair left the popular nightspot around 11pm last Thursday and went to a friend’s house in Great Horkesley where the woman alleged she was raped by him.

She was treated at Colchester General Hospital before being questionned by specially trained officers.

The woman has told officers her attacker stated that he was in the Army and came from Southend.
He is described as white, in his 20s, with brown hair, 5ft 8ins tall, and wearing a white T-shirt, beige jumper and jeans.
Police have urged the man to contact them or anyone else with any information at the Sexual Offences Investigation team, North on 101.
 

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11:10am Mon 19 Nov 12

ebola1986 says...

Do the writers and editors at the Gazette not realise that putting "raped" in quotation marks makes it look like you're questioning the validity of this woman's claim, or insinuating that the claims are exaggerated or false? If you're going to be a journalist you should at least have a decent understanding of the English language and it's common usage.
Do the writers and editors at the Gazette not realise that putting "raped" in quotation marks makes it look like you're questioning the validity of this woman's claim, or insinuating that the claims are exaggerated or false? If you're going to be a journalist you should at least have a decent understanding of the English language and it's common usage. ebola1986
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11:46am Mon 19 Nov 12

Citizen 139 says...

It's an allegation of rape, nothing has been proven court of law.
It's an allegation of rape, nothing has been proven court of law. Citizen 139
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2:03pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Rape is a vile crime and I'm sure it would be both traumatic and life changing for any woman who is actually raped.

It can also be life changing for any man, where he has been accused of rape and the only two people involved are going to have a different opinion on what actually did happen. So a robust investigation is always essential and definitely necessary.
Rape is a vile crime and I'm sure it would be both traumatic and life changing for any woman who is actually raped. It can also be life changing for any man, where he has been accused of rape and the only two people involved are going to have a different opinion on what actually did happen. So a robust investigation is always essential and definitely necessary. Say It As It Is OK?
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6:52pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Im_Like_HELLO says...

Rape is indeed a vile crime, however it is not proven one way or the other in this case. I agree, however, that the quotation marks are in the wrong place - they should be around "friend", whose house it was where the incident took place.
Rape is indeed a vile crime, however it is not proven one way or the other in this case. I agree, however, that the quotation marks are in the wrong place - they should be around "friend", whose house it was where the incident took place. Im_Like_HELLO
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