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Trial of schoolboys accused of raping teenage girl continues

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A teenage girl allegedly raped by four schoolboys told police she didn't give consent and 'wanted it to stop.'

The four boys, all teenagers aged under 16, are on trial at Carlisle Crown Court.

They each deny two rape allegations, and further deny a charge alleging an additional sexual assault.

The alleged incident is said to have happened in a "muddy field" at Workington, in darkness on January 3.

Before that night she had never met the boys, all of whom maintain that their sexual activity with her was consensual.

On day two of the trial today, jurors watched a recorded interview the girl gave to police.

She said one boy put his hands down her pants as they walked to the field.

"They all kept saying 'let me have a turn, let me have a turn'," said the girl, who had earlier drunk two cans of cider. "I think I was just a little bit too drunk to stop them."

"I was thinking 'this seriously hurts'. And I wanted it to stop."

The police officer asked: "Would you have consented to any of these sexual acts?" The girl replied: "No. I was a virgin before and I would never..."

Under cross-examination, the girl denied she initiated any sexual contact, and denied asking during the incident: "Who wants to have sex?"

The trial continues.