A WOMAN who claims she was locked in a Weymouth house and raped felt ‘ashamed’ and did not tell police for over three years, a jury heard.

Louay Elamin, 32, is standing trial at Dorchester Crown Court for two charges of rape and two offences of false imprisonment.

Elamin, of Kings Road, Ilford in London, denies all of the charges claiming he trapped a woman in his then house in Weymouth, raped her and also beat and tied up another man.

On the third day of the trial jurors heard further evidence from the woman, who gave a recorded interview to police in June this year about the alleged offences which date back to March 20, 2009.

She said in cross examination that she did not feel able to tell the police straight after the incident and did not tell anyone for some time.

She said: “The reason I didn’t tell anybody at the time was because I was ashamed at what he had done to me. I did bottle it up for a long time.”

The woman said she finally went to police because she did not want Elamin to be able to subject someone else to the same treatment.

She said: “If I don’t speak up he could do it to the next girl that comes along and I couldn’t sit back and not do anything about this knowing he’s a risk to anyone else.”

The case continues.