Tuesday 20 August 2019

Ex-JLS star Oritse Williams arrested in fan rape probe

Former JLS singer Oritse Williams has been bailed
Former JLS singer Oritse Williams has been bailed

Former JLS popstar Oritse Williams has denied allegations that he raped a fan in a hotel room after a gig.

The 30-year-old, who enjoyed chart success after shooting to fame on the X Factor in 2008, was arrested by police following the concert in Wolverhampton last week.

In a statement, 10 Worlds Music UK, which looks after Williams, said: "All we wish to say at this time is that Oritse denies the allegations against him.

"The matter is in the hands of the police and it would be totally wrong for us to comment any further."

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "West Midlands Police were called to a Wolverhampton hotel at 7.45am on Friday December 2 after an allegation of rape and sexual assault was made by a 20-year-old woman.

"A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape and a 29-year-old man arrested on suspicion of sexual assault. Both men have been bailed until February, pending further inquiries."

Williams has not been charged and was released on bail.

He has pursued a solo career since JLS disbanded in 2013.

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