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Man denies rapes of three sleeping women in Aberdeen

A man has gone on trial accused of raping three women in Aberdeen while they slept.

Isaac Samuel, 32, denied the offences - dating between 2000 and 2010 - at the High Court in Aberdeen.

The accused - also known as Raspal Singh Jassi - has lodged a special defence of consent.

He is further alleged to have cruelly ill-treated animals at two different flats in the city, and has gone on trial facing a total of 18 charges.

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