A 20-YEAR-OLD man accused of raping a Bradford woman in his flat has told a jury that she did not cry out or tell him to stop.
John Hanrahan is alleged to have raped the 20-year-old at his 10th floor flat in Holme Park Court, Berry Brow, Huddersfield.
But yesterday he denied holding her down during sexual activity.
"Did you think she was agreeing to what you were doing?" asked his barrister Sophie Drake.
"Yes. I knew that she was," replied Hanrahan.
The woman, who previously attended a special school, claimed earlier this week that Hanrahan started hassling her and after they went to his flat he had sex with her.
Hanrahan told Bradford Crown Court that he had been talking to the woman and she agreed to come to his flat for a short time.
He accepted locking the flat door after they went in but he said the woman could have left at any time and she would not have needed a key to open the door from the inside.
Hanrahan said the woman agreed to sexual activity between them and when she told him he was hurting he stopped.
When pressed by his barrister Hanrahan said the woman had never cried out or told him to stop during the activity in the flat.
Hanrahan has pleaded not guilty to charges of rape and false imprisonment.
The trial continues.