Man, 19, denies sex assault on schoolgirl

York Crown Court
York Crown Court

AFTER pestering a schoolgirl to go out with him a Scarborough man allegedly sexually assaulted her, a court heard.

The teenage girl and a friend had sneaked out of their respective homes in order to meet up, but Jamie Wilson, 19, tagged along, it was alleged at York Crown Court.

Simon Kealey, prosecuting said that the alleged victim’s grandmother had been babysitting her and her sibling on the night of June 5 last year, when the teenager had used the fact that the woman’s hearing was poor in order to get out of their Scarborough home unobserved.

He alleged that the attack happened after Wilson, of Bankside, Eastfield, persuaded the girl and her friend to go back to a shed in the back garden of his mother’s home.

After asking the girl to help him get some drinks, and then persuading the friend to stay behind, said Mr Kealey, Wilson and his alleged victim left the shed, he then began kissing her.

The girl is said to have pulled away, but Wilson is then alleged to have assaulted her.

The alleged victim told a jury, via a live TV link, that she had not wanted Wilson to be with her and her friend when they went to a park in Crossgates, but he had refused to leave them alone.

Adding that they had then agreed to go to the shed because they feared getting caught out, having been away from their homes without permission, the girl said that Wilson initially asked her to go out with him.

She said that she had said “no”, but he had then typed out a message on his mobile phone, allowing her to read it, which asked “Do you think I’m fit, will you go out with me?”

Mr Kealey said that three days after the alleged assault the girl told a teacher and the police were informed.

The trial continues.