Accused rapist in court

An electrician accused of beating and repeatedly raping a woman in her home has been remanded in custody. Ashley Barton, 37, is accused of carrying out a series of sex attacks on the complainant and beating her with a blunt object. The woman was rushed to hospital following the assault, Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard. Barton is accused of raping the woman, detaining her against her will and beating her on 19 December 2020. He entered the dock from custody in…

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