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PCSO accused of sexual assault while on patrol

PUBLISHED: 16:54 20 January 2010 | UPDATED: 10:03 12 August 2010

A PCSO groped a woman whilst out on a patrol and tried to persuade her to go to the prayer room in a police station with him for sex, a court heard. John Parker, 19, of Walsingham Road, Orpington, who was based in Belgravia Police Station in central Lon

A PCSO groped a woman whilst out on a patrol and tried to persuade her to go to the prayer room in a police station with him for sex, a court heard.

John Parker, 19, of Walsingham Road, Orpington, who was based in Belgravia Police Station in central London, is charged with five counts of sexual assault by touching.

At his trial on Tuesday at the Southwark Crown Court, he refused to look at the victim when she gave evidence.

The court heard that in the early hours of February 10, 2008, Parker tried to convince the woman to have sex with him in the police prayer room.

She told the court: "I asked him why and he replied 'to s*** me'.

"He said that he had a condom in his wallet."

In court Parker was described as a "sexual pest" who persisted in touching the woman after she kneed him in the groin.

While on patrol in Westminster on February 7 Parker asked the woman about her bra size and he pinched her bottom when she walked up a flight of stairs, she told jurors.

She said: "He said, 'don't deny that you really like it'. I was annoyed and told him to grow up."

But Parker persisted and grabbed her bottom as she sat down next to him.

The following day, February 8, the young officer then rubbed the woman's groin over her trousers and she screamed, she told the court.

When he did it again she slapped him round the face and kneed him in the groin, the court heard.

She said: "He just laughed and said he thought I would really like it.

"I was annoyed and upset. He didn't understand that I didn't actually enjoy it, he wasn't stopping. I kneed him in the groin. He bent over in pain."

Parker denies five charges of sexual assault by touching in February 2008.

In interview, he claimed the sexual touching was 'accidental', the court was told.

The trial continues.

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