A ‘STRANGER rape’ trial has started at Oxford Crown Court after a man has been accused of raping two university students on nights out.

Nigel Hunt is on trial charged with four counts of rape, alleged to have taken place on October 30, 2021, and one count each of assault by penetration and rape, alleged to have taken place on May 1, 2023.

The 30-year-old is accused of raping two 18-year-old university students, who were unknown to Hunt and unknown to each other.

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Each incident allegedly happened after a night out in Oxford city centre.

Hunt, of William Kimber Crescent, The Old Nursery, Headington, has denied the offences – telling police that what happened with the teenagers was consensual.

A jury heard on Monday (June 3) during the trial opening that the first teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was out celebrating Halloween when she met Hunt in a club.

She said the pair had been kissing and she had agreed he could go back to her accommodation but expressed that she did not want to have sex.

The girl said she thought ‘it was weird’ that she was 18 and he was 28 at the time.

Speaking to police, she said: “I told him, ‘No, I don’t think we should have sex as you’re 28.’ He said, ‘How could you bring me to your room if we’re not going to have sex?’.”

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She said the pair then fell asleep but she woke up to find Hunt allegedly assaulting her.

“I kept thinking, ‘This isn’t happening, this cannot be real,’ but obviously it was. I remember I started screaming.

“I know he raped me at least four times.”

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court Oxford Crown Court The teen then told her friends and college before going to a sexual referral clinic and police.

A jury heard that almost two years later on May 1, the second complainant, who also cannot be named, met the defendant at a kebab shop following a night out.

She agreed to go back to Hunt’s home where he allegedly raped and assaulted her.

The teen had originally told police that Hunt had ‘taken’ her to the car and ‘carried’ into the address but later admitted this was a discrepancy as she didn’t want her father, who was present during the police interview, to think she had drunk too much.

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There is no dispute that Hunt was the man in both alleged incidents but he states that both cases were consensual.

He also denies that some of the sexual acts described by the girls were done.

The trial continues.