A young girl was raped and indecently assaulted over a period of a year, a court heard today.

Jan Lawrykiewicz, 35, of Mereland Road, Didcot, stood charged at Oxford Crown Court today with two counts of rape and two of indecent assault in Bampton between May 1996 and April 1997.

Lawrykiewicz denies the charges.

Neil Moore, prosecuting, told the court the defendant started by touching the 11-year-old girl but he said, in the girl's words: "He seemed to get bored and unfortunately matters progressed to a more serious nature of abuse.

"That was the defendant having sexual intercourse with her." Mr Moore said that the girl tried to prevent the rapes taking place by struggling, but she was not strong enough to resist her alleged attacker.

Mr Moore said: "While this was going on he'd tell her to be quiet or say shush."

The court heard that when the girl was examined by doctors, physical evidence backed her claims.

Mr Moore said in a police interview Lawrykiewicz absolutely denied the allegations.

The case continues.

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