A MAN accused of being a violent pimp promised a teenage prostitute the streets of London would give her a lavish lifestyle, a court heard.

The woman said Junior Bryan sent her to the capital in the mid 1990s and set her working in the red light district, where she would earn up to £200 a night.

Instead of the promised clothes and shoes, the woman handed over all of her money to the defendant and was given a small amount of heroin in return.

Teesside Crown Court heard how during the week she was working on the streets in London Bryan, known as JC, attacked her in her bedroom.

During a pre-recorded police interview, the woman said: "He pinned me down and had forceful sex with me – I was crying."

When asked if it had happened again, the alleged victim said she had been raped on several occasions after they returned to Middlesbrough and she started buying her drugs off him.

She said: "At the time you don't think it's rape but I told him I didn't want it, so it is rape really.

"I don't know why I was still going round there because I knew it was going to happen."

In cross examination, the complainant denied making up the allegations against Bryan.

Jason Pitter, defending Bryan, said: "This simply didn't happen, did it?" She replied: "It is the truth."

He said: "The reality is that you are someone who isn't afraid to make allegations about rape which are not true." She replied: "I haven't no."

The woman told jurors that she never wanted to have sex with him and always said "no" before he allegedly raped her.

The prosecution allege that suring a two-decade-long reign of terror, Bryan forced a number of young girls into prostitution after getting them addicted to heroin.

The jury heard how one of the alleged victims, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was driven along a track near to the town's Blackwell Grange Golf Club, pictured below, on two occasions and abused.

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Jurors are expected to hear that on the first occasion Bryan "marched her to the lake and forced her head under the water and as he did so, told her that she was to do what he said".

On the second occasion he is said to have forced her to dig her own grave before saying "well you’re not gonna fit in that are you" and began to make a joke of it.

The jury also heard how Bryan had violently attacked the woman with a hammer – battering her feet and legs.

Jurors heard the woman was one of eight alleged victims who suffered abuse and humiliation at the hands of Bryan throughout the 1990s until 2013.

The 63-year-old is facing 32 charges, including multiple alleged rapes, false imprisonment, dealing Class A drugs and living off the earnings of prostitution.

Jurors heard that the alleged offences happened in Darlington, Middlesbrough, Leeds and London.

Another of his alleged victims, who was targeted while the defendant was living in Darlington, was severely beaten when she said he "flipped and kicked the c***" out of her before raping her.

The court heard the investigation was launched when one of Bryan's youngest victims contacted the police after watching the television drama 'Three Girls' which focused on the grooming of young girls in Rochdale, and a renewed appeal for information about the disappearance and murder of Middlesbrough's Donna Keogh in April 1998.

The trial continues.