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Rape accused's 'bogus surgery'
House in Frome
The jury heard how victims were taken to Mr Holyoake's home
A man drugged a series of women, locked them in his house and subjected them to a terrifying catalogue of sexual assaults, a court has heard.

Bristol Crown Court heard Geoffrey Holyoake, 53, of Frome, Somerset, was a drug dealer who picked out women he met in a pub in Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

He dressed one victim as a schoolgirl and abused her in a room resembling a doctor's surgery, the court heard.

Mr Holyoake denies 16 charges, which include one count of rape.

On Monday, the court heard how, on three occasions, Mr Holyoake drugged three different women.

Reinforced padlocks

He took them back to his home, which had padlocks reinforced with strong glue, and used their bodies as they slipped in and out of consciousness, the jury was told.

The court heard how one victim woke at one point dressed in a schoolgirl's uniform and at another in a room which resembled a doctor's surgery.

Mr Holyoake denies three counts of false imprisonment, three counts of administering a noxious substance, five counts of indecent assault, one count of rape and two counts of attempted rape against three different women between June 2002 and July 2003.

He also denies two counts of possession with intent to supplying cannabis and amphetamines.

The case continues.

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