Bristol grime artist Solo 45 faces trial for 22 counts of rape, five counts of false imprisonment | News - Music Crowns

Bristol grime artist Solo 45 faces trial for 22 counts of rape, five counts of false imprisonment

Bristol grime artist Solo 45, real name Andy Anokye, is currently standing trial for a number of charges, among them 22 counts of rape and five counts of false imprisonment.

Anoyke, a member of Boy Better Know, denies the charges.

The trial, which is being held in Bristol, is expected to last five weeks.

It is alleged by Prosecutor Christopher Quinlan QC that Anokye “violently treated, bullied and sexually abused” four women over two years.

Quinlan said: “He imprisoned, physically assaulted and sexually violated and raped four women. He filmed, for posterity, a great deal of what he did.”

Quinlan also alleged that Anokye “physically assaulted, falsely imprisoned – that is to hold them against their will – and raped each of them repeatedly.”

“We say he is a violent and controlling narcissist, a bully, a sadist who derives satisfaction and sexual pleasure from inflicting pain and suffering on women who we allege are his victims.”

It is also claimed by the prosecution that the four women affected will give evidence at a later date in the trial.

The prosecution alleged that Anokye caused physical harm to the women through techniques

The physical harm allegedly inflicted to the women by Anokye included waterboarding, pouring bleach into the mouth and stabbing in the leg, the prosecution claims.

A police examination of Anokye’s computer and mobile phones have allegedly unearthed searches for the term ‘dacryphilia’, a term meaning “sexual arousal from another’s fears”, the Guardian reports.

The Bristol Post claims that one of the women alleges that Anokye said that his “sex is on the verge of rape.”

Andy Anokye denies all charges against him.

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Madeleine Dunne

While studying multimedia journalism at Glasgow Caledonian University, Madeleine began writing for several publications including Transistor, Vegan Connections, and GigSlutz. In 2018, she became the music editor for Vegan Connections before joining the Music Crowns team as a staff writer and digital assistant. @kohlgrrl

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