A teenage girl who claims she was gang raped by three 13-year-old schoolboys was overweight and would have been â€œglad of the attentionâ€, a barrister told a jury.
The 16-year-old and her friend told a court the boys mugged them for their phones then raped them repeatedly in a park while filming the ordeal on a mobile.
But lawyer Sheilagh Davies, acting for one of the defendants, said the girls consented to sex â€œmaybe to gain attention, maybe to gain affectionâ€
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The barrister added: â€œShe was 12st 6lb â€“ not quite the swan she may turn into. She may well have been glad of the attention.â€
The court was told the boys, who are too young to be named, were vandalising a 261 bus heading from Bromley to Lewisham before they accosted the two girls and robbed them.
They allegedly followed the girls into Churchdown, Bromley, and said: â€œGive us a b***job if you want your phones back.â€ After the attack, the boys warned the girls they would be killed if they called police, jurors were told.
The defendants, all from Catford, variously deny a 12-count indictment including robbery, rape, attempted rape and sexual assault. The case at Inner London Crown Court continues.