Brendan Rodgers's son Anton 'took photos of sexual assault'

Brendan Rodgers's son Anton and three Brighton & Hove Albion teammates are accused of taking photos of an alleged sexual assault.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers arrived at the Old Bailey today to support his son Anton, who is standing trial for sexual assault and voyeurism.

Anton Rodgers and Brendan Rodgers at court on January 22, 2013© PA Photos

The 19-year-old, along with fellow Brighton & Hove Albion teammates Lewis Dunk, George Barker and now Bournemouth player Steve Cook, have been accused of attacking a woman at the Jury's Inn Hotel in Brighton in July 2011.

The court heard today that the incident, which is thought to have occurred following the players' victory in the Sussex Senior Cup, involved the group taking photos of their sexual assault on the 19-year-old female.

Anton Rodgers and Brendan Rodgers at court on January 21, 2013© PA Photos

Richard Barton, prosecuting, is quoted by The Mirror as saying: "This case concerns how a group of young professional footballers, intoxicated after a night out together celebrating a cup final victory, took advantage of a young woman, who herself was intoxicated and who was obviously in a vulnerable condition.

"After taking her back to a hotel room, they waited until she had fallen asleep, and so was unable to resist, and then sexually assaulted her in a deliberately humiliating way. They compounded the humiliation by taking photographs of themselves doing so in order to have a permanent record of their conquest."

All four of the men accused deny the charges against them.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers during their match against Sunderland on January 2, 2013
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