Woman in Montano sex case ‘not drunk’

Date published: 19 March 2014

A MAN accused of joining a former Oldham Athletic footballer in a gang rape attack insisted yesterday the woman was happy to go back to a flat for sex with him.

Ex-Latics winger Cristian Montano (22) took the woman back to an apartment in Romford, Essex, with two friends and attacked her as she pleaded with them to stop, it is claimed.

The woman woke up with Andres Hurtado (23) on top of her while Montano and Camilo Valencia (22) watched, jurors were told.

Afterwards Montano had sex with the girl, then Valencia, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.

Hurtado told the court: “She was happy go back to the flat. She wasn’t drunk. I was with the girl and we had sex on the bed.”

Timothy Forster, prosecuting, asked Hurtado how he felt after he learned Montano had slept with the girl.

He said: “The allegation that Cristian had sex with her isn’t right — she came home with me so she shouldn’t be sleeping with anyone else.”

Montano, of Caspian Road, Moston; Valencia, of Woolridge Way, Hackney; and Hurtado, of Pemberton Gardens, Upper Holloway all deny rape.

The trial continues.