A young British soap actor is facing allegations that he raped a 14-year-old boy in an effort to prove to his girlfriend that he was bisexual.
As The Independent is reporting, the actor -- whose name has not been publicly released -- allegedly forced a 14-year-old theater school student to perform oral sex on him at London's Wimbledon Theatre in 2010. The actor, who was 15 years old at the time of the alleged incident, later raped the victim in front of his girlfriend in a theater's internal fire escape, the BBC points out.
The BBC also reports that the now 17-year-old actor has denied the charges, which include one count of oral rape in July 2010 and three counts of sexual assault between July and September 2010.
A number of publications have cited quotes from the alleged victim, whose name has also not been released because he is a minor.
"He pulled down my trousers," the victim is quoted by Your Local Guardian as saying. "He started touching me and said he wanted to see. So I pushed him away."
He then added, "He headbutted me. He pushed me against the wall and was holding me against the wall. His forearms were against my chest."
The trial is expected to last two weeks, according to reports.