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Man accused of raping girl he met online
9:00am Wednesday 25th September 2013 in News
A bus driver has appeared in court accused of raping a woman he met on an online dating website.
Oluwarotimi Oduniyi, 33, of Eade Road, London, appeared at Colchester Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Tuesday).
The court heard that he met the victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, on a dating website.
The pair had been speaking on the site for about three months before they agreed to meet for the first time in Colchester on April 7.
After their date Oduniyi spent the night at the victim’s home and slept on the sofa.
He is accused of raping her during the night.
Oduniyi also faces a charge of assault by beating.
He did not enter a plea to the charges and was bailed to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court on December 16.
He must not contact the victim or enter the Colchester area as part of the bail conditions.
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