22nd Oct, 2017

Stratford man accused of 'stranger rape'

Stratford Editorial 26th Oct, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A STRATFORD man accused of the ‘stranger rape’ of a young woman after offering to walk her home from a night club has been remanded in custody.

The case of Douglas Baddams was listed at Warwick Crown Court for his barrister Carl Templar-Vasey to make an application for bail.

The court heard 27 year-old Mr Baddams, of Percy Stree, is facing two charges of raping a woman and of sexually assaulting her in September last year.

Prosecutor Sarah Allen, who described the allegations as ‘stranger rape,’ said the young woman had been speaking to Mr Baddams in a night club in the town centre.

When she decided to leave, he offered to walk her home, and on the way they kissed.

But it is alleged that when they got to her home he persisted and began tearing at her tights.

It is said he then forced his way in and sexually assaulted her before raping her twice – which the court heard he denies.

Mr Templar-Vasey, who said there was an address out of the area where Mr Baddams could live if granted bail, pointed out Mr Baddams maintained everything was consensual.

Judge Alan Parker adjourned the case for a plea and case management hearing to take place in December, and ordered Mr Baddams be kept in custody until then.

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