Charlton player quizzed over rape claim

By Louisa Emery on February 7, 2012 2:12 PM |

charlton110.jpgA Charlton footballer has been arrested on suspicion of raping an underage girl in Greenwich.

Jordan Cousins was questioned by Metropolitan police after the 12-year-old claimed the player had bought her a pair of trainers and then attacked her.

17-year-old Cousins signed a professional contract with the league one team last March and has captained England Under 16s.

He had fingerprints and a DNA sample taken by police before being bailed pending further enquiry.

Cousins who is from Greenwich is believed to be insisting he is innocent.