Oritse Williams

JLS star Oritse Williams has been charged with sexual assault

Oritse will be in court on 11 October

Emmy Griffiths

Oritse Williams has been charged with rape after he allegedly attacked a fan in a hotel room back in December 2016 after promoting his solo album at Gorgeous Club. The West Midlands Police confirmed the news in a statement, which read: "We've charged two men with sexual offences after an allegation of rape at a Wolverhampton hotel. West Midlands Police were called to a Wolverhampton hotel at 7.45am on Friday 2 December after an allegation of rape and sexual assault was made by a 20-year-old woman. A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape and a 29-year-old man arrested on suspicion of sexual assault."

Oritse has been arrested and charged

The 31-year-old is set to appear in court on 11 October. Oritse's management company, 10 Worlds Music UK, denied the claims in a statement which read: "Oritse denies the allegations against him. The matter is in the hands of the police and it would be totally wrong for us to comment any further." A second man involved in the incident, Jamien Nagadhana, has been charged with serious sexual assault.

Oritse was a member of the popular boyband JLS

Oritse quit his role as ambassador for the MS Society and music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins after he was arrested and released a statement which read: "It is with great sadness that I am announcing that I am stepping back from my charity work with immediate effect. This work has always been a big motivation for me and is something close to my heart and this has not been an easy decision for me. I had taken a conscious decision to avoid talking to the press about the matter whilst the police are conducting their investigation as I do not think it appropriate to do so."

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