A BRITISH model accused of tying up, beating and raping a woman in Majorca has been described as a “party animal” who is “well liked by girls.”
Dylan Rodgers, 26, from Ballywalter, Northern Ireland, appeared in a Spanish court on Friday accused of carrying out an attack at a flat in Palma earlier this week.
Solarpix The Brit is thought to live and work in the party resort of Magaluf
The Sun Online has spoken to a neighbour in the seaside village where “6ft2in burly bodybuilder” Rodgers grew up.
They said the Brit, who has modelled in the past, comes from a “lovely” family and is popular with girls.
The local, who does want to be named, said the accused used to play for Ulster under-19 squad ruddy squad before moving out to party resort Magaluf where has worked for “about five years.”
They told The Sun: “He comes from a lovely family, has three or four younger siblings.
Solarpix Dylan Rogers, 26, is led into court in Majorca to be quizzed over an alleged rape
Solarpix Rogers was arrested at a neighbouring flat to where the rape allegedly took place
“Dylan is a very popular lad. He’s big guy and has always been well liked by girls.
“He’s funny and definitely not shy. He’s the life and soul… and enjoys the spotlight.”
The local said the 26-year-old has “model looks” and is a “bit of an actor and comedian” describing him as a “party animal.”
Speaking about his life in Spain, they added: “He loves the sunshine and the lifestyle out in Majorca and is hardly home at all.
“He has been away for about five years, living out there. He has no plans to come home as far as I know.”
Rodgers is pals with rugby player Blane McIlroy, having played together for Ulster, who was cleared of exposure earlier this year in a high profile rape trial.
Solarpix Rogers appeared in court to be quizzed by a judge
Solarpix The alleged rape is said to have taken place at this block of flats in s’Arenal (file image)
The woman who has accused him of carrying out the alleged attack was taken to hospital with bruising to her arms, legs and face.
Cops held Rogers at a neighbouring flat after securing a warrant after negotiators made a failed bid to persuade him to hand himself in.
He was led into court on Friday in shorts and a T-shirt with his head bowed.
The judge is thought to have remanded him in custody, although court officials could not be reached for comment to confirm the outcome of the hearing.