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Who was John Sillett?
A former Olympic jump coach allegedly raped and s*xually abused a teenage girl over a seven-year period and told her “you know you want this,” a court has heard.John Sillett, 55, of Wokingham, Berkshire, faces five counts of rape, five of assault with penetration and two of s*xual assault. He denies all the charges against him.
John Sillett Age
He is Born: July 20, 1936, Southampton, UK
Arrested and charged
Sillett is charged with raping and s*xually assaulting a girl over a seven-year period, beginning when she was just 12 or 13 years old, the Winchester Crown Court heard.
After the woman went to the police, Sillett was arrested. Jurors were told that when asked, she gave an interview without comment.Registrar Don Tait told the jury: “He [Sillett] says none of this happened and that is the problem in this case.”
Sillett claims that his successes as a coach include ‘training riders at an Olympic level, riders who became part of the British Showjumping GB Junior Team, numerous riders who have represented their country internationally and riders who frequently compete in the National Association of Horseback-riding school. ”
The alleged attacks began when Sillett touched the girl before allegedly raping and s*xually assaulting her on several occasions, accuser Kerry Maylin told jury.
Sillett allegedly began abusing her by touching the girl’s private parts while she was “gasping for air”, as she is asthmatic. The alleged victim “froze” and “pretended to be asleep,” a jury heard.
Maylin told the court that after the first alleged assault, the girl confronted Sillett, a father of two.
Describing the first alleged assault, Ms. Maylin told the jury: “Sillett pulled the covers back, nothing was said, but she heard her heavy breathing.
The alleged victim said in a video interview
The alleged victim said in a video interview, which was shown to the court: “I was so scared, I didn’t want to move, I didn’t know what to do.”
The prosecutor said that on another occasion: “Mr. Sillett began to touch her, took off her dressing gown, touched her breast. He said, “You know what you want, you know you want this.” She said “No” and “Why are you doing this to me?” He took off her underwear and then raped her. No protection was used. ”
The alleged victim said in the video interview: “He just started touching me, she was so confused by what was going on, ‘Why are you doing this to me, what have I done to make you think you can do this to me?’ He just took it further. ”
The trial continues.
Quicks and Facts
- John Sillett, of Berkshire, faces five counts of rape, five of assault by penetration
- He is accused of raping and s*xually assaulting a teenage girl over 7-year period
- Court heard the alleged assault started when the girl was just 12 or 13 years old
- The former Olympic showjumping coach has denied all the charges against him