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Rex Orange County charged over sexual assault allegations

By | Published on Tuesday 11 October 2022

Rex Orange County

Rex Orange County has issued a statement saying that he is “shocked” by allegations that he sexually assaulting a woman six times in June this year, adding that he “looks forward to clearing his name in court”.

According to The Sun, the musician – real name Alexander O’Connor – has been charged with six counts of sexually assaulting a woman. The charges relate to incidents that allegedly took place over two days in June. O’Connor is accused of assaulting the woman twice on 1 Jun, and then four times the following day, including once in a taxi and three times at his West London home.

He pleaded not guilty to all six charges at a hearing at Southwark Crown Court in London yesterday. He was released on unconditional bail with a provisional trial date set for 3 Jan.

In a statement, a spokesperson said: “Alex is shocked by the allegations, which he denies, and looks forward to clearing his name in court. He is unable to make any further comment because of the ongoing proceedings”.