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Attempted rape denied

PUBLISHED: 16:20 13 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:46 12 August 2010

A CHEATING boyfriend used a cushion to stifle a teenager s screams as he tried to rape her after befriending her at the Notting Hill Carnival, a court heard on Monday.

A CHEATING boyfriend used a cushion to stifle a teenager's screams as he tried to rape her after befriending her at the Notting Hill Carnival, a court heard on Monday.

Daniel Ross, 26, of Downham Way, Bromley, is accused of launching a sex attack on the 18-year-old just days after meeting her at the annual festival in west London.

The Old Bailey was told that Ross claimed he wanted to have a relationship with the girl as the pair met up on a number of dates after meeting in August last year.

Ross then lured the woman to his partner's home in Turnham Road, Brockley, where he carried out a series of sexual assaults before trying to rape her on September 6, it is claimed.

When she tried to protest Ross threatened to punch her in the face and used a cushion to muffle her cries for help, jurors heard.

Ross denies three counts of assault by penetration and one of attempted rape.

The trial continues.

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