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Woman 'raped as a teenager'
Dean Coles
Dean Coles denies the charges against him
A woman was raped as a teenager by a photographer after he persuaded her to pose for explicit pictures, a jury has heard.

The woman told Bristol Crown Court she was 18 when Dean Coles raped her at his Gloucestershire home where he ran his modelling business.

Mr Coles, 40, denies two counts of rape, two counts of attempted rape and four counts of indecent assault.

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told the court how she had contacted the agency as a 16-year-old interested in fashion modelling.

He said that there were a lot of models that were a lot more professional than me and were happy to have sex with him
The alleged victim

She told how she had posed twice at Mr Coles' house.

On the second visit, when she was 18, Mr Coles, of Rodborough, showed the woman soft porn images and asked her how she felt about doing that kind of modelling, she said.

"I was quite embarrassed. I would not have thought I would have dreamed of doing that kind of modelling and I said that I was not happy about it."

The woman said she had still trusted Mr Coles and had posed for some glamour photographs, but had felt uncomfortable and asked for it to stop.

She said Mr Coles had offered to pay her to have sex with him - which she turned down, but he persisted in asking.

'So scared'

"He said that there were a lot of models that were a lot more professional than me and were happy to have sex with him."

She said Mr Coles sat on the bed, ran his hand through her hair and climbed on top of her and had sex with her. She felt completely frozen and very scared.

"I did not really put up much of a struggle because I was so scared, but I was very very persistent with saying no," she told the court.

Afterwards Mr Coles made it clear she should not tell anyone what had happened, before giving her 30, said the woman.

Under cross-examination, the woman denied that she had posed for explicit photographs with Mr Coles on more than one occasion, or that they had a consensual sexual relationship.

The trial continues.

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