A WOMAN recalled being raped by her church minister in a late-night flashback that left her in tears with her heart pounding, a jury heard.

The witness said she suddenly saw herself lying on the floor like a rag doll with Pastor John Wilson moving on top of her.

She told Bradford Crown Court she attended the Liberty Pentecostal Church in Sunderland Street, Keighley.

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, claims Wilson raped her at his home during a private prayer session.

Wilson, 70, of Shann Avenue, Keighley, is accused of sexually abusing seven women to rid them of evil spirits.

He denies 31 charges, including two of raping the woman, 23 indecent assaults, four of conspiracy to commit indecent assault and a sexual assault.

His wife Mary Wilson, 79, also of Shann Avenue, denies two counts of aiding and abetting indecent assault and one charge of conspiring to commit indecent assault.

Church pastor Laurence Peterson, 59, of Eric Street, Keighley, is charged with four counts of aiding and abetting indecent assault and three counts of conspiring to commit indecent assault.

The alleged abuse took place between 1984 and 2010.

The rape complainant said some churchgoers cut themselves during the services and a man once put a blade to Pastor Wilson’s neck and dragged him from the room.

The woman said the congregation was split into different groups. There were “the slicers and dicers”, the grandmothers, the youths and the young married couples.

The rape complainant said it was “a freaky church” where she saw people shouting and screaming and cutting their own bodies.

The woman said she had self-harmed and taken an overdose since attending the church.

She had been treated by mental health professionals and received counselling.

Jo Sidhu, John Wilson’s barrister, referred in cross-examination to a journal the woman kept in which she said people might drink blood or make sacrifices at the church.

“Did people drink blood and sacrifice humans and animals in Pastor Wilson’s church?” he asked her.

“I don’t think so, no,” the witness replied.

Mr Sidhu suggested that she had “a graphic imagination” and had struggled with “imagining thoughts”.

The trial continues.