A JURY has heard how a 33-year-old man “took advantage” of a drunk woman and raped her while she was asleep.
Yohannis Urrutia Castro, of Church Street, Watlington, went on trial at Oxford Crown Court yesterday.
He is charged with one count of rape allegedly committed on August 3 last year against a woman who cannot be identified for legal reasons.
Giles Curtis-Raleigh, prosecuting, said the woman could not remember most of what had happened to her because she had drunk heavily and taken cocaine during the evening.
He told the jury: “The crown says this man took advantage of a woman who was very drunk and absolutely fast asleep.
“She had no knowledge whatever of what he was up to so clearly had no ability whatever to consent.”
The barrister said the defendant was discovered by a third party who claimed he was naked and having sex with his alleged victim.
Mr Curtis-Raleigh added that on the same evening another woman reported waking up with her underpants removed and Castro standing over her.
The barrister said: “This is particularly significant evidence showing the type of behaviour that this defendant was exhibiting that night towards young women.”
He added that Castro had denied anything illegal had taken place during his police interview.
The trial is due to last four days.
Castro was released on bail.
Our top stories:
Update: Bullfinch: More than 350 youngsters believed to have been abused as campaigner calls for action not apologies
7:46am Monday 2nd March 2015
MORE than 350 youngsters in Oxfordshire have been identified as victims of grooming gangs, the Oxford Mail understands.
9:00am Monday 2nd March 2015
THE SKELETON of a woman thought to be nearly 400 years old has been unearthed at an Oxford college.
8:44am Monday 2nd March 2015
PUPILS across the county will find out today whether they have got their first-choice of school as Oxfordshire County Council issues places for secondary schools today.
8:30am Monday 2nd March 2015
TWO dancing grannies took over the streets of Oxford as the city’s main annual dance festival got into full swing.
8:30am Monday 2nd March 2015
PLANS for new legislation following the death of a Headington boy will be announced by the Minister for Health this week.
8:00am Monday 2nd March 2015
A £3m cash boost will make a proposed cycling link between East Oxford and the city centre using a new bridge over the Thames a reality.
7:22am Monday 2nd March 2015
The traffic lights at Kennington roundabout are causing problems this morning.
7:00am Monday 2nd March 2015
A MEMORIAL garden to a murdered teenager will allow her family to make a “new start”.
6:30am Monday 2nd March 2015
A CITY heritage group has called new proposals for getting residents more involved in planning decisions nothing more than a “boxticking”exercise.
6:00am Monday 2nd March 2015
A VILLAGE’S threatened Post Office may have secured its long-term future following crunch talks, its postmaster has said.
1:20pm Sunday 1st March 2015
A MAN brandishing a broken bottle robbed a bookmakers in Bicester yesterday.
11:55am Sunday 1st March 2015
Police seized this £200,000 Ferrari 458 on the M40 in Oxfordshire this morning.
2:33pm Saturday 28th February 2015
A pedestrian is fighting for their life in hospital after being in a collision with a car near Banbury this morning.
1:29pm Saturday 28th February 2015
FAMILY and friends of a murdered teenager have planted flowers at her memorial garden today.