JURORS in the trial of a man accused of raping a woman with learning difficulties heard she had made a similar claim before.

Musa Camara, 22, denies rape, a serious sexual assault and sexual assault against the 23-year-old woman in Witney on June 30 last year.

During cross-examination at Oxford Crown Court yesterday, Brenda Campbell, defending, asked the woman: “A few years ago you reported another incident. You told police you were raped before.”

“I don’t remember any of that,” replied the woman.

Miss Campbell added: “Do you remember telling police you had met a black man in Witney? Do you remember saying you were waiting for your sister in Waitrose car park? Did you tell police that you had met the man before by Boots in Witney High Street, you went for a drink with him and you had his phone number?”

The woman repeatedly said she did not remember.

Under re-examination about the current allegations, Sam Mainds, prosecuting, asked her: “Did you do anything to stop him having sex with you?”

She replied: “I kept telling him ‘no’.”

The woman had earlier told jurors she was approached by Camara, of Burwell Drive, Witney, in High Street and tried to get away from him by going to the Marlborough Hotel for a drink.

The trial continues.