A New Zealand race automobile driver has been charged with rape whereas in america for a motorsport competitors.
Max Guilford, 19, is accused of sexually assaulting a lady in Blackford County in Indiana, the Muncie Star Press has reported.
Courtroom paperwork present a neighborhood girl final week reported Guilford to police after he allegedly compelled her to have intercourse after she repeatedly informed him she didn’t need to.
The pair had beforehand dated and Guilford – who’s on the town to race on the Central Indiana tracks – invited her to the home he was staying at to “hang around”.
The girl stated he picked her up from her house earlier than they went again to the property Guilford was staying at.
It’s alleged that regardless of her refusing to have intercourse, he carried her to a bed room and compelled her to, the newspaper reported.
Paperwork present a Hartford Metropolis police officer wrote: “She suggested at no time did she ever need to have intercourse with Max.”
After the assault, the pair drove to a Starbucks cafe earlier than he dropped her off house, she stated.
The girl reported the incident to police later within the week.
It’s understood Guilford is in Indiana for the NOS Power Drink Indiana Midget Week collection from now till subsequent Saturday.
In a current article in American sports activities journal, Pace Sport, he was described as a well-recognized sight to American followers over the previous couple of seasons – notably within the Midwest, the place he has competed recurrently in midget and dash automobile occasions at native degree.
He has additionally executed the occasional run on the USAC nationwide path in each collection, the journal wrote.
Guilford was charged with rape within the Black Circuit Courtroom and is being held with out bond within the native jail.
He is because of seem at an preliminary listening to on Monday, native time.
Rape is a degree 3 felony within the state of Indiana and carries a sentence of as much as 16 years’ imprisonment.
Guilford’s lawyer has been approached for remark.