Friend of Owen Oyston systematically raped and abused teenaged girls

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A friend of the convicted rapist Owen Oyston, Peter Martin, systematically raped and abused teenaged girls for more than 13 years, a court was told yesterday. Mr Martin, 56, a former policeman, recruited young girls to his Manchester model agency and forced them to have violent sex, Manchester Crown Court was told.

Helen Grindrod, for the prosecution, said girls as young as 11 and 12 were taken by their mothers to Mr Martin's agency, where he allegedly videotaped them as they stripped naked to be weighed. Police discovered 482 such videos behind an air vent, she said.

They were also allegedly forced to have violent sex with him at his home in Sale, Cheshire. They would have their hair pulled, faces slapped and sometimes be bound and gagged - and all the while being told they enjoyed the pain, Mrs Grindrod alleged Mr Martin, of Sale, Cheshire, denies raping eight girls, and six charges of indecent assault, five of which allegedly involved on girls under the age of 16. The trial continues.

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