Schoolgirl tells jury she was plied with drink before being raped at party at Keighley house

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Daniel Schofield Daniel Schofield

A SCHOOLGIRL has told a jury she was given neat vodka and cannabis before being repeatedly raped in a bedroom at a party.

The teenager, now 16 but 14 at the time, said she felt dizzy and passed out after being taken to a house in Keighley by 26-year-old Daniel Schofield.

Schofield, of Lynfield Drive, Chellow Grange, Bradford, is on trial accused of raping and sexually assaulting the girl and her friend in separate bedrooms at the property on a night in September 2012.

He denies six charges of rape, three counts of sexual activity with a child, and one offence each of causing a child to engage in sexual activity, attempted rape, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and having a bladed article.

The jury has been told that he admits three offences of sexual activity with a girl aged 14.

Today, the second alleged victim to give evidence at Bradford Crown Court said she drank neat vodka and lager and smoked cannabis at the party.

When she felt ill, Schofield helped her upstairs and she went into the spare room.

The teenager said Schofield tried to kiss her but she pushed him away.

He was groping her on the bed and bit her hard on the lip.

She told how he pulled her off the bed, removed her shorts and raped her while her head was pushed down into the quilt.

The girl said she tried to kick him to get him off.

"I was crying and I curled up," she said.

She was drunk and when she told her friend what had happened, she did not believe her.

She said Schofield left the bedroom but returned, sexually assaulted her and raped her again twice.

"I was screaming for my friend but he told me to calm down. He said he was sorry and he had taken it too far," she said.

Her two friends came into the room and one started crying and saying Schofield had forced himself on her.

The teenager said Schofield knew the girls were 14 and told them to tell people at the party they were 16.

"He did not want them to think he was bringing under-age girls to a party," she said.

The girl said she and her friends alerted others in the house about what had happened to them.

They went outside and did not return until they saw Schofield had left.

Prosecutor Philip Standfast has told the jury Schofield armed himself with a knife from the house and took it away with him.

Schofield says that any sexual activity he engaged in that night was fully consensual.

The trial continues.

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