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JLS star Oritsé Williams arrested and questioned by police over rape claims

Mirror logo Mirror 11/12/2016 Claire Rutter

Credits: Rex © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Rex Former JLS singer Oritsé Williams has been arrested by police on suspicion of rape.

The former X Factor star has been accused of raping a 20-year-old fan after they met at the Gorgeous nightclub in Wolverhampton following a gig.

The waitress has reportedly told police that she went back to Oritsé's hotel with a friend where they were drinking with the performer and a man he was with.

Credits: Getty © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Getty A source said: “The girl and her friend are both massive JLS and Oritsé fans. Apparently Oritsé wasn’t drinking at the club,” a source told The Sun.

The girls allegedly spent time with the men at the hotel before leaving to go home. It was then that the alleged victim realised that they had left behind a bag containing a purse, which contained money for a taxi home.

“One of the girls knocked on the door saying she wanted to retrieve her stuff and was let back in,” the source told the newspaper.

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“It’s then she says she was raped. Police were called to the hotel shortly afterwards to a report of rape and Williams was arrested there.”

Police have confirmed that they are investigating an alleged assault which allegedly occurred on December 2.

© Rex/Google Maps Cops are now scouring CCTV footage from the nightclub to see if they can see the two girls.

No charges have been brought but a spokesperson for West Midlands Police have confirmed that a rape investigation has been launched.

“West Midlands Police were called to a Wolverhampton hotel at 7.45am on Friday December 2 after an allegation of rape and sexual assault was made by a 20-year-old woman,” they said.\

© Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc “A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape and a 29-year-old man arrested on suspicion of sexual assault.

“Both men have been bailed until February, pending further enquiries.”

Oritsé, who found fame with boyband JLS on 2008's X Factor , released a solo album Waterline last year and has been promoting the remixed record. 

Representatives for Oritsé have been contacted.

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