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Girl 'taken from bath and raped'
Back alley where abducted girl was found
The girl was found naked in a back alley
A six-year-old girl was snatched from her bath, kidnapped and raped before being dumped in an alley, a court has heard.

Peter Voisey, 35, of Blyth, Northumberland, denies raping, sexually assaulting and abducting the girl from her North Tyneside home in December.

Newcastle Crown Court heard how the youngster, now seven, was repeatedly abused in Mr Voisey's car.

She was found later, blood-stained and shivering in the freezing back alley.

Prosecutor James Goss QC told the jury of six men and six women that Mr Voisey entered the bathroom of the family's home in Willington Quay, on the evening of 27 December last year.

He said: "He told her to be quiet or he would hurt her, lifted her out of the bath, put his hand over her mouth, carried her to a car outside and drove off.

Your judgment must be fair and dispassionate, based on a calm and rational analysis of all the evidence
Prosecutor James Goss QC

"After a short time, he stopped and sexually assaulted her. He did this twice.

"Having done what he wanted to do to her, he drove her to a back lane about 300 metres from her home, where he left her, still naked, telling her to face the wall."

Mr Goss said local resident Geoffrey Brown, whose house backed on to the lane where the girl was dumped, found her crying and blood stained.

Mr Goss said: "The prosecution allege that her kidnapper and abuser was this defendant, Peter Voisey.

"The combination of circumstantial and scientific evidence points surely and conclusively to him."

Well-behaved'

He warned the jury to guard against the emotion the case would evoke, adding: "Cases of this kind inevitably provoke horror and disgust.

"Your judgement must be fair and dispassionate, based on a calm and rational analysis of all the evidence."

Mr Goss said the girl lived with her family in a terraced street.

He said video evidence from the youngster would show she was an "engaging and lively child".

The trial continues.




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