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Keith Urban shocked by Boston concert rape

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Keith Urban says he’s horrified by reports of a possible sexual assault at his concert last weekend south of Boston.

Eighteen-year-old Sean Murphy of Boston has pleaded not guilty to a rape charge filed after concertgoers told police they saw a possible assault on the lawn at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield. Bystanders captured the scene on mobile phone cameras.

Murphy says the incident was consensual. The alleged victim told a bystander who intervened that she hadn’t consented.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to all those affected. This type of behaviour stands in stark contrast to the spirit of our shows,” Urban said on Facebook.

Several dozen people were treated for alcohol-related illnesses at the July 26 concert.