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Former JLS star Oritse Williams appears in court over rape charge

Former JLS star Oritse Williams appeared in court charged with rape. Credit: PA

Former pop star Oritse Williams has appeared in court charged with rape.

Williams, who was in the boy band JLS, is accused of raping a fan in a Wolverhampton hotel room in December 2016.

The 31-year-old appeared at Walsall and Aldrige Magistrates Court alongside Jamien Nagadhana, who is charged with assault by penetration in connection with the same incident.

Williams denies the accusations and in a statement released at the time of his arrest, 10 Worlds Music UK said: "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."

The pair were granted unconditional bail and are due at Wolverhampton Crown Court next month.