Christopher May, leading Claire Cooper are instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service in the trial of Chiron Hutchinson, 20, who is accused of multiple sex offences against 4 young women. The trial is being heard at Maidstone Crown Court.

Mr Hutchinson is accused of six offences of rape, one of attempted rape and six of sexual assault.  

Mr Hutchinson formerly attended the fee paying public school of Bede's in Hailsham, Sussex.

Police seized Mr Hutchinson's computer, which was found to contain search phrases such as 'rape video', 'teen rape', 'girl anal raped on first date', and 'beautiful girl forced against her will and then starts to like it', a jury was told.

Christopher May told Maidstone Crown Court in Kent that police software identified 69 pornography searches, with 35 containing the words 'forced' or 'against her will'.

Now aged 20, Mr Hutchinson is on trial accused of a string of sex attacks on three teenagers and a 24-year-old woman in secluded woodland in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, stables in the Sussex village of Berwick, or at the home he shared with his mother in nearby Uckfield, between July and October last year.

A jury heard all four alleged victims were made vulnerable either on account of their drunken state or by being driven to secluded locations in his mother's car.

The former waiter and Tesco shop assistant also claimed to be a successful stockbroker and model with an apartment in Hampstead, London. 

This was in a bid to 'impress or dissuade' them from reporting the attacks, the prosecution allege.

The trial continues against Mr Hutchinson at Maidstone Crown Court.

The case has been reported in the Daily Mail, the Sun and KentOnline. Click on the links to read the articles in full.

Chris May is a heavyweight criminal barrister instructed in some of the most serious, and often high profile criminal cases either as the leading junior or sole advocate. Chris is ranked in Chambers and Partners (2017) as a leader in the field of crime at the London Bar. Chris is the head of the Criminal Team at 5SAH and he is the Senior of the Kent Bar Mess.

Claire Cooper practices in all areas of crime with a particular focus on fraud. She has significant experience of large, multi-handed and complex cases, whilst maintaining her expertise in serious sex and drugs cases.