A “violent and controlling” grime artist falsely imprisoned and raped 4 ladies, a courtroom has heard.
Andy Anokye, 31, often known as Solo 45, is accused of violently treating, bullying and sexually abusing his victims over a two-year interval.
On the primary day of his trial at Bristol Crown Court docket, he was described as a narcissist “who derives satisfaction and sexual pleasure from inflicting ache and struggling”.
Mr Anokye denies 31 offences.
Christopher Quinlan QC, prosecuting, instructed jurors Anokye held the ladies towards their will, bodily assaulted and raped them repeatedly.
He stated Mr Anokye was a grime artist, describing the style as “a type of dance music influenced by storage music”.
“He was recognized, or turned recognized, to every of the 4 ladies by way of their information or style for music of that sort,” he stated.
“They do not know one another,” he stated.
“But we are saying every of them suffered in comparable methods at totally different occasions by the hands of this defendant.”
‘Turned on by tears’
Mr Quinlan stated the musician would declare something he did together with his accusers was consensual.
However the prosecutor stated Mr Anokye put the ladies in “real worry”, questioning them “incessantly” about their sexual historical past.
He stated the defendant waterboarded one sufferer, leaving her “petrified”, and claimed he had tapped her telephone.
“What turns him on seems to be, at the least partially, the tears and sobbing of one other,” Mr Quinlan instructed the courtroom.
“He filmed, for posterity, quite a lot of what he did,” he stated.
“We are saying he’s a violent and controlling narcissist, a bully, a sadist who derives satisfaction and sexual pleasure from inflicting ache and struggling on ladies who we allege are his victims.”
On one other event, the courtroom heard, Mr Anokye drove a lady to a secluded space and ordered her to take away something that might determine her.
He was stated to have instructed the girl he had folks in that space to shoot her – inflicting her to have a panic assault.
Mr Quinlan claimed the defendant stabbed one other girl in her leg and used a knife to strike her head repeatedly.
“He poured bleach in her mouth, he threatened to model her with a scorching iron,” he instructed the jury.
Police seized Mr Anokye’s telephone and laptop computer when one of many victims got here ahead, Mr Quinlan stated, main detectives to contact the opposite three complainants.
They examined his tools and found searches for the time period “dacryphilia”.
“Primarily it means sexual arousal from one other’s fears,” Mr Quinlan instructed the courtroom. “Tears and terror might have given him a sexual thrill.”
Jurors have been instructed they might hear proof from all 4 victims in the course of the trial, which is anticipated to final 5 weeks.
Mr Anokye, of Millennium Promenade, Bristol, denies 31 offences, together with 22 counts of rape and 5 counts of false imprisonment.
He additionally faces two expenses of assault by penetration and two expenses of assault occasioning precise bodily hurt.
The trial continues.