Teen, 16, 'raped and murdered 14-year-old schoolgirl before having sex with her dead body'

<em>Viktorija Sokolova, 14, was raped and murdered by a teenager who had sex with her dead body, a court has heard (Pictures: SWNS)</em>
Viktorija Sokolova, 14, was raped and murdered by a teenager who had sex with her dead body, a court has heard (Pictures: SWNS)

A teenage boy raped and murdered a 14-year-old schoolgirl then had sex with her dead body, a court has heard.

Viktorija Sokolova’s body was found by a passer-by after she was attacked in West Park, Wolverhampton in April this year.

A post-mortem examination found that the teenager, who was originally from Lithuania, died from a blunt force trauma to the head.

A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, denies murder, rape and sexually penetrating Viktorija’s body.

Jurors at Wolverhampton Crown Court were told the defendant murdered and anally raped her before having sex with her lifeless corpse.

<em>Viktorija Sokolova’s body was found in Wolverhampton in April this year (Picture: SWNS)</em>
Viktorija Sokolova’s body was found in Wolverhampton in April this year (Picture: SWNS)

Prosecutor Jonathan Rees QC, who is due to open the case against the youth on Wednesday (November 28), said: “There will be DNA evidence in the case, there will also be statements from the victim’s mother and stepfather.”

Dressed in a blue t-shirt and jeans the defendant spoke only to enter three not guilty pleas before being remanded into youth custody as the case was adjourned.

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Adam Cane QC, defending, told the jury: “Viktorija Sokolova was originally from Lithuania was attacked in West Park on April 11 and 12 this year.

“The young man in question is 16-years-old. You will hear evidence from a number of people including her step father and biological mother and her friends.”

<em>Viktorija was described by her family as ‘a little angel’ (Picture: SWNS)</em>
Viktorija was described by her family as ‘a little angel’ (Picture: SWNS)

Viktorija was described by her family as “a little angel” who made lives “colourful and full of meaning”.

The trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court is expected to last for at least two weeks.

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