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Rail worker accused of assaulting girl student

PUBLISHED: 15:31 16 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:13 12 August 2010

A TEENAGER was shown sexually explicit images by a railway worker after asking him what time the next train was due, a court heard. The 18-year-old was running late when she approached Southeastern Trains employee Anthony Keane, 43, for help at St Mary

A TEENAGER was shown sexually explicit images by a railway worker after asking him what time the next train was due, a court heard.

The 18-year-old was running late when she approached Southeastern Trains employee Anthony Keane, 43, for help at St Mary Cray Station on April 24 last year.

Keane invited her into an office to check the timetable when he showed her images of him having sex with his girlfriend on his mobile phone, Southwark Crown Court heard last Thursday.

The college student told the court: "He showed me images of him having sex with his girlfriend and when I got up to leave he tried to cuddle me and kiss me. He tried to put my hand on his private parts and I pushed him away and said no."

Father-of-two Keane, of Redland Shaw, Patten Lane, Rochester, denies the sexual assault.

The student, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said: "I had seen him at the station because he works there and I said hello but I didn't really know him. I went and stood outside the room and he said I could come in if I wanted, so I did," she said.

"We were just talking and the next thing I know he said 'look at this' and I looked at the phone and it was a video of him giving his girlfriend oral sex. At that point I didn't really know what to say."

She claimed Keane then made her look at a picture of him and his girlfriend having full sex.

She said: "I didn't know what to think to be honest and then he put his hands around my waist and started stroking my waist and trying to kiss me. I kind of just pushed him back and said 'what are you doing?'.

"I remember saying to him that he was old enough to be my dad but he said it didn't matter. It all happened so quickly, I just thought he was a bit of a pervert."

As she ran onto the platform to wait for her train Keane followed her and asked when she would be coming back and told her she did not have to leave, the court heard.

She boarded the train and later told her parents what had happened. Police were informed and Keane was later arrested.

The trial continues.


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