On Wednesday, an unnamed child gave prerecorded evidence to a court in Edinburg alleging that Martyn Coulter, a police officer, raped her in late 2014.
According to the statement, the girl was rapped at an address in East Lothian, Scotland. The Guardian reports that the girl further said that she did not tell anyone about it as Coulter allegedly threatened to “beat her black and blue” if she did.
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“I had no idea what was going on,” she was quoted saying in the statement. “I was screaming. I was really scared. I didn’t know what happened. I didn’t want to tell anyone at the time because I didn’t know what it was.”
Who is Martyn Coulter?
Martyn Coulter, 36, is an officer of Police Scotland, according to multiple news reports.
He is currently suspended from the force and has multiple allegations of rape against him.
The Guardian reports that Coulter is charged with raping and sexually assaulting and threatening a girl under the age of 13. He is further accused of raping a woman and assaulting her thrice between June 2013 and November at an address in Edinburg.
Coulter has denied all the charges against him and reports say that he has launched a special defence in which he says that he was in England on a military training course when the incident happened.
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The girl claimed Coulter stroked her legs, chest, and shoulders while he was naked and attempted to drag her into a bath with him.
Another child spoke in court on Wednesday morning about hiding in a cabinet as a result of Coulter’s frightening behaviour. She added that in late 2014, she had overheard him banging a woman’s head against a kitchen cupboard and tossing another youngster against a radiator.