Notice the lack of a turn of phrase using the word ‘alleged’, or inverted commas around ‘raped’ (even though the trial is still underway). When the ‘alleged’ victim is a woman, ‘alleged’ is always used, I cannot recall ever seeing it otherwise, even when the victim is under the age of consent (and even worse, in some papers, where they use words like ‘affair’).
I have noticed this before, in the case of a teenaged boy who was raped by two men in shopping center toilets – the way it was reported, there was no doubt that it did happen. These things always pop up, and I make a mental note, but never have all the instances in front of me at the same time. I am putting this up so it will be here for next time.