Man, 34, ‘raped schoolgirl, 16, after chatting her up when she got extremely drunk in VIP lounge at Beyonce concert’, court hears
- Peter Fox, 34, is accused raping drunk girl, 16, he took home from a Beyonce gig
- He admitted having sex but says it was consensual, court was told
- Girl ‘was still drunk next day at school and excluded from exam as a result’
- Pair met at Beyonce concert at Cardiff’s Millennium on June 6 last year
Peter Fox (pictured outside Merthyr Crown Court in Wales) is accused of raping a teenage girl after she got drunk at a Beyonce concert in Cardiff
A teenage girl was raped after getting ‘extremely drunk’ in a VIP lounge at a Beyonce concert on a school night, a court heard.
The schoolgirl, 16, got separated from a friend after the show at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium and was chatted up by Peter Fox, 34, in a bar.
Fox is accused of taking the drunken girl home to have sex before ‘he got bored and went to sleep’.
The court heard the girl was still drunk when she arrived at school the next morning and teachers refused to let her sit one of her GCSE exams.
She jumped at the chance of seeing her idol Beyonce at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium during her exams on June 6 last year.
Prosecutor Roger Griffiths told the jury: ‘A boy she knew rang saying he had two VIP tickets for the concert.
‘They met up in a pub where she had a gin and lemonade. She was in VIP area 65 during the concert and had five or six vodka and lemonades.
‘After the show she and the boy went to a bar where she had more to drink and became separated from her friend.
‘She was approached by Peter Fox who asked if the boy was her boyfriend.’
Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court heard Fox and the girl got into a taxi together but she only had £5 which wasn’t enough to pay for her 20-mile journey home.
She got out out of the taxi with Fox on the outskirts of Cardiff and went with him into his home.
Mr Griffiths said: ‘She recalls going through a blue door, the next thing she can remember was that her trousers were on the floor and a man was on top of her.
‘She was extremely drunk but did not consent to having sex.’
Beyonce is pictured performing at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on June 6 last year when the alleged rape took place
The girl left the house and rang the doorbell of a neighbour who called her father to collect her in the early hours of the morning.
Mr Griffiths said: ‘The next morning she went to school but, such was her drunken state, the teachers refused to let her sit a GCSE examination.
‘After prompting from her older sister she said she had been raped.’
The court heard Fox was arrested and initially denied taking the girl home and having sex with her.
But the jury was told he later admitted having sex with her but claimed it was with consent.
Mr Griffiths told the court: ‘He said he got bored and went to sleep. The Crown say she was too drink to consent to sex.’
Fox, of Cardiff, denies rape and the trial continues.
Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court (pictured) heard Fox took the girl home for sex but then ‘got bored and went to sleep’
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