Wednesday, January 11, 2012

James Murray accused of raping girl, 16, 'sent text saying sorry 21 times'

An aristocrat accused of raping a schoolgirl said ‘Sorry’ to her 21 times in a text hours after the alleged assault, a court heard yesterday.

The Hon James Murray, 42, is said to have raped the girl, a regular truant from her comprehensive, while she slept at his flat.

She has suggested that he spiked her Ribena to make her pass out.

Eton-educated Murray, the son of the Earl of Mansfield, denies the rape charge. He claims they had recently begun a consensual relationship, barely a fortnight after her 16th birthday.

But in the hours after she woke up – allegedly finding her tracksuit trousers pulled down to her knees, and Murray naked beside her – he sent her a barrage of texts. Read More