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Former JLS star Oritse Williams charged with rape after Wolverhampton gig

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Ex-JLS star Oritse Williams has been charged with rape after a fan was allegedly attacked in a hotel room in Wolverhampton after a gig in 2016.

The 31-year-old singer, who enjoyed chart success after shooting to fame on The X Factor in 2008, was arrested in December 2016.

West Midlands Police said Williams and another man, 31-year-old Jamien Nagadhana, have been charged and will appear in court next month.

A statement released at the time of his arrest by Williams' management said the he denied the accusations. It read:

All we wish to say at this time is that Oritse denies the allegations against him.

The matter is in the hands of the police and it would be totally wrong for us to comment any further.

– 10 Worlds Music UK

Shortly afterwards, the singer said he would be stepping back from his charity work, adding: "Unfortunately, the press speculation is likely to be unhelpful to the charities I work with and the decision I have taken is with their best interests in mind."

Williams and Nagadhana are due to appear at Walsall and Aldridge Magistrates' Court on October 11.