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Jury out in photographer's rape trial
Dean Coles
Glamour photographer Dean Coles denies the charges against him
The jury in the case of a glamour photographer accused of sexually assaulting his young model clients has retired to consider its verdict.

Dean Coles, 40, who ran the Cotswold Model Agency from his home in Rodborough, Gloucestershire, was said to have preyed on his victims during photo sessions.

Bristol Crown Court was told Mr Coles bullied the women, requested sexual favours and touched them inappropriately.

Mr Coles denies two counts of rape, one of attempted rape and five of indecent assault against eight women over a five-year period.

In the witness box, the former builder claimed some of the incidents did not happen, and others involved consensual sex.

He told the court he had simply flirted with his clients in order to get better photographs of them.




SEE ALSO:
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Model 'raped on studio floor'
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Glamour photographer 'raped models'
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