A WOMAN has told a court how she was raped and beaten by a violent pimp over a drug debt.

As a teenager, the complainant started getting her drugs off Junior Bryan who was giving her them ‘on tick’ to keep her addicted, she said.

She told Teesside Crown Court that one day when she turned up at his bedsit in Darlington, Bryan demanded payment for the drugs and gave her three options to clear her ‘debt’ – pay for the drugs, have sex with him or have her legs broken – but she managed to get away by promising to get his money.

She added that a couple of days later she returned to the defendant’s flat and it was at this point that he violently attacked her.

Jurors heard how she was locked in the flat before the defendant ‘flipped and kicked the crap’ out of her over a five hour period.

Throughout the beating, Bryan is alleged to have thrown her into walls, over tables as well as throwing children’s toys at her. The assault, which started at around 10am in the morning and lasted until around 3.30pm, left the victim with a badly broken toe as well as cuts and bruises to her body.

The alleged victim said Bryan then proceeded to rape her before he was distracted by people knocking at the door. She said the defendant came back into the room and told her to get dressed and shoved her out of the back door. He gave her a £5 note so she could get a taxi.

The following day she went to hospital for treatment to her injuries and told staff that she had been beaten up by her 'boyfriend'.

Richard Bennett, prosecuting, asked her why she had not told them what had really happened to her. She replied: "I was frightened that if I told them what had happened they would have reported it to the police, so I lied about who had done it.

"I lived on my own, didn't have family or friends around, and I thought if I get the police involved he would come back for me."

The woman said she had struggled with drug issues throughout her life but had been able to positively identify Bryan, known as JC, in a police identity procedure last year.

Under cross examination, from defence barrister Jason Pitter, the alleged victim denied that she had made the allegations up.

When asked her why she told hospital staff she was attacked by a 'boyfriend' when the pair were not in a relationship with his client other than for drugs, she replied: "I was frightened to tell the hospital because I was frightened they would tell the police."

Mr Pitter said: "You could have said you were just assaulted, couldn't you?" She replied: "I was 17, I was scared."

Bryan, who is charged with the rape of the teenager, is facing a catalogue charges from 1993 to 2013 against eight women.

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.

Earlier in the trial, jurors heard that the alleged offences happened in Darlington, Middlesbrough, Leeds and London.

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 on two occasions and abused.

The alleged victim is expected to tell the court 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 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 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

Bryan, of Marton Road, Middlesbrough, denies all charges.