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Ex-JLS member Oritse Williams charged with Wolverhampton rape

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Image caption Oritse Williams was a member of boy band JLS who split in 2013

Former JLS member Oritse Williams has been charged with rape over an alleged attack on a fan in a hotel room after a concert.

The 31-year-old singer from Croydon, London, was arrested on 2 December 2016, the morning after performing at the Gorgeous club in Wolverhampton.

A second man, Jamien Nagadhana, 31, of Hounslow, London, faces a serious sexual assault charge.

Both men are due to appear before magistrates on 11 October.

At the time of Mr Williams' arrest, a statement released through his management said he denied the accusations.

The singer enjoyed chart success with JLS after featuring on the X Factor in 2008.

Mr Williams then began a solo career when the pop group disbanded in 2013.

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