A WOMAN who claims she was repeatedly raped by a man as a child first detailed what happened to her via WhatsApp, a court heard.

Restito Quiatchon is currently on trial at Oxford Crown Court accused of a string of offences alleging rape and sexual assault.

The 57-year-old of Spenlove Close, Abingdon, is charged with nine counts - four counts of rape, three sexual assaults, assault of a child by penetration and sexual activity with a child.

The offences are all alleged to have taken place in Oxford over nearly a decade, beginning in the mid-2000s, and involved one child, who is now a woman.

READ AGAIN: A report from the opening of the case earlier this week.

As the trial continued yesterday the alleged victim's partner took to the witness box.

The man told jurors that he had received messages via WhatsApp from the woman detailing what she claims happened to her.

He said that once he had received the messages he told the woman's parents, and the police later became involved, before interviews were carried out.

The man went on to say that he had also seen Quiatchon in person while he was with the woman. During that incident he claimed that Quiatchon acted 'aggressively' towards him.

Earlier in the trial prosecutors said that he had behaved 'like that of a jealous lover.'

The trial continues.