Second girl gives evidence in rape case

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Now 17, but aged between seven and nine when the alleged abuse took place, she said that she had performed oral sex on him during the ‘lollipop game’.

She was between six and nine when the alleged offences occurred and the defendant was between 12 and 15.

The girl, girl B, said that she had gone with Drean and at least one other girl to a tree house on his family’s farm in St Mary.

The ‘other girl’ has been spoken to by the police, but made no allegations against Drean.

It was in the tree house, which measured five feet by six feet and was around three-and-a-half feet high, that girl B says she was raped on more than one occasion.

It was also there that she claims the lollipop game was played.

‘At that age, I didn’t know what it was,’ she said.

‘I remember him telling us not to tell anybody.’

Later, she added; ‘We had sex more than once, I think. At that age, I didn’t question it.’

The jury heard her tell her story on a DVD recording of an interview conducted by the police with her in June last year.

She was asked to say what had happened at the Drean farm by a female officer. A senior member of staff from the Children’s Service was also present.

Drean, who is 22, is accused of raping girl B on ‘various diverse occasions’ between 1997 and 2000.

He is also charged with procuring acts of gross indecency by her as a result of the lollipop game.

He is further charged with the rape of another girl, girl A, during the same period when she was aged between two and six.

Drean, who is expected to take the witness stand next week, denies all three charges.

At the start of the hearing yesterday, the jury watched the final few minutes of the cross-examination of girl A by Advocate David Steenson, the counsel for the defence.

The trial, which is expected to last a week, continues.

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