AN ALLEGED child rapist bought his victim sweets and toys and told him “it would get better” when he was abusing him, a court has been told.
Daljet Singh (37), of Sandbeds Road, Walsall, is on trial at Sheffield Crown Court accused of nine sexual offences against a boy, including rape, in 2006 and 2007.
The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, would have been ten and eleven-years-old at the time of the alleged offences, which are said to have taken place in Rotherham.
The complainant, who is now in his early twenties, told police in his interview in October, 2016, that Singh raped him once or twice a week.
Summing up the evidence today (Monday), Judge Michael Slater said that the complainant said: “I didn’t know what he was doing was a crime.
“I thought it was normal.”
The complainant told police that he was made to perform sexual acts on Singh three or four times a week, Judge Slater said.
“He put my face on the pillow so I wouldn’t make a noise as well,” he told police.
“I tried to crawl away but he just held me down.
“He said it would get better.
“He just told me to keep quiet and that he would get me sweets and toys and stuff afterwards — and he would, usually.”
He told police that Singh had taken photographs and videos of him performing sexual acts, Judge Slater said.
The court heard previously that the complainant told a nurse when he was 18 that he had been raped multiple times when he was 11.
He did not want to make a formal complaint at that time, but, a year-and-a-half later he reported it to the police.
Singh allegedly made the boy perform sexual acts on him and raped him multiple times.
Singh, who would have been in his mid 20s at the time of the alleged offences, denies four counts of rape, three counts of sexual assault, two counts of causing or inciting sexual activity with a child and one count of voyeurism.
The jury is due to retire to consider its verdicts tomorrow (Tuesday).
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