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12th August 2019, 20:25

​'I thought it was my fault' says complainant in child abuse trial

"I thought it was my fault” says complainant in child abuse trial. The trial of a man accused of raping a child is underway at the Supreme Court.

51 year old Jason Laguea of Mons Calpe Mews faces five charges relating to his alleged abuse of a young girl.

The complainant, who was born in the year 2000, went to the police in 2017 with the allegations. Giving evidence on Monday she told the court that the abuse began with touching and “games” when she was around 8 years old, before “getting worse” and progressing to full sex when she was between 10 and 12. She added that she thought it was “her fault” and didn’t realise it was wrong until she was older.

Mr Laguea denies all charges and the case continues.