Tycoon `forced girl into sex threesome'

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A 20-year-old woman sobbed yesterday as she told a jury she was raped by the tycoon Owen Oyston during a three-in-a-bed sex session when she was just 16.

She described how she sat and watched the 62-year-old multi-millionaire have sex with another woman in his four-poster bed before she was ordered to take her clothes off and join them.

The woman, who had been training to be a model, told Liverpool Crown Court that Mr Oyston, the Blackpool Football Club chairman, had earlier forced her into oral sex as they were driven to his country mansion in the middle of the night.

The woman insisted: "I didn't even know him. I had never spoken to him. He didn't know me. He treated me as if I were an object and I'm not ... I'm not."

Mr Oyston, of Claughton Hall, near Lancaster, denies raping and indecently assaulting the woman between October 1991 and December 1992. He also denies raping an 18-year-old model, who has already given evidence.

The woman told Liverpool Crown Court yesterday how she joined the Manchester agency, Model Team International, as a 14-year-old. She was introduced to Mr Oyston by agency boss Peter Martin as "someone very important and dead rich".

On about the third occasion she met him, she accompanied Mr Martin, Mr Oyston and a woman called Lisa to Mr Oyston's mansion. She said Mr Oyston had sex with Lisa and then ordered her to join them in bed. Asked why she had done so, the woman replied: "Because I was scared. Because he forced me ... I was in a house in a bed with a guy I didn't even know, an old man. I didn't know old men did things like that. I was 16 years old and he didn't give a damn."

The trial continues today.

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