Former English Premier League player is accused of forcefully having sex with a 17-year-old girl in an apartment he rented.
Former Arsenal star Kerrea Gilbert, allegedly sexually assulted the teenager after a night out in the City of Bristol at a friend’s birthday party.
The former defender’s friend Nathan Roach-Doctrove, has also been accused of raping the teenage girl on a settee in the rented flat apartment after the player had allegedly sexually abused her, the jury was informed.
The defendants, who both denied the charge, had invited the young lady and her friend to a rented apartment in Easton.
CCTV camera revealed the girls entered the apartment and the alleged raped girl, who had taken alcohol and hard deup – cannabis, was seen with her back against a close by wall to stabilize her walk.
The prosecutor Virginia Cornwall, said the victim had earlier been ill and was in a vulnerable state when she got to the apartment at about 3.25am on the 23rd of April last year.
The men made use of different names, with Roach-Doctrove called by the girls ‘Andre’ and Gilbert called ‘Kaine’.
Ms Cornwall informed Bristol Crown Court the defendants immediate interest was if the teenagers wanted to have a threesome or foursome.
The former footballer, who also played for England Under 17, was said to be wired and pumped up and made a lot of sexual advances towards the victim before he allegedly forcefully had sex with her as she tried to take a nap on a sofa while her friend was in the next.