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Oritse Williams accused of rape: former star of JLS accused of raping the woman in the hotel room after the concert

Oritse Williams accused of rape: former star of JLS accused of raping the woman in the hotel room after the concert

The former JLS group member Oritse Williams was accused of raping a woman in a hotel after a concert.

Williams, 31, is accused of raping a fan in a hotel room in Wolverhampton after a concert in December 2016.

The West Midlands police said Williams, who shot the celebrity on The X Factor in 2008, was charged with a rape count.

A second man, Hounslow's Jamien Nagadhana, 31, was charged with a penetration assault count.

Williams previously denied the allegations in a statement at the time of his arrest.

Both will appear in court next month.

A spokesman for the West Midlands police said: "The police have accused two men of sexual offenses following a rape charge at a hotel in Wolverhampton in December 2016.

"Oritse Williams, 31, of Croydon, London, was accused of rape.

"Jamien Nagadhana, 31, of Hounslow, London, was charged with assault by penetration."

A statement released at the time of Williams' arrest by his representatives said that the singer denied the allegations.

He said, "All we want to say right now is that Oritse denies the charges against him.

"The question is in the hands of the police and it would be absolutely wrong for us to comment further."

Shortly thereafter, the singer said he would pull back from his charity work, adding: "Unfortunately, the speculation of the press is likely to not help the charitable organizations with which I work and the decision I made is with their best interest in mind ".

Williams and Nagadhana will arrive at the Walsall and Aldridge magistrates court on October 11th.

Additional reporting of press Association.

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