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Woman 'had abortion after rape'
Raymond Waring (l) and Stephen McGuire
Raymond Waring and Stephen McGuire both deny rape
A woman allegedly handcuffed and raped by two policemen on the back seat of their parked car has told a court she had an abortion after the incident.

Pc Raymond Waring, 31, and Pc Stephen McGuire, 33, are accused of attacking the 21-year-old early on New Year's Eve 2002 in Warrington, Cheshire.

The woman told Chester Crown Court: "I had an abortion because I feared it might be one of theirs."

Pc Waring, of St Helens, and Pc McGuire, of Widnes, both deny rape.

They also deny misconduct in public office.

Pc Waring denies another misconduct charge for a further sexual act with a woman in a police vehicle on 11 August 2002.

He was mauling me like a piece of meat all over my body
Alleged rape victim

The Cheshire Police officers are accused of raping the woman after offering her a lift home following a fight at a pub.

The prosecution claims their offer to take her home was "less than honourable".

Their alleged victim said she felt "safe and comfortable" when they offered to take her home.

She told the jury they then drove past her house to Victoria Park where they allegedly handcuffed and raped her.

Reported the incident

The victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told the court that Pc Waring was the first officer to rape her.

She said: "He was mauling me like a piece of meat all over my body."

The woman said Pc McGuire, who joined the force in 2001, then raped her but she told the court "he knew it was wrong".

It was not until 15 months later that she reported the incident to the police.

She said: "I was scared because they were the police. Who do you go to? The police? What does that do?"

Fell pregnant

Under cross-examination the woman admitted she had been drinking heavily on the night of the alleged attack and had consumed at least five shots of a liqueur along with a number of other drinks.

The court heard she had a criminal record for offences such as affray and drunk and disorderly, and had made a number of complaints about the police.

The court was told she fell pregnant following the attack.

Under cross-examination the woman, who is now 24, said she had since discovered the baby's father was actually her former partner.

The case continues.

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