A 39-YEAR-OLD man has gone on trial accused of raping a teenage student while his own girlfriend was upstairs in their home.
Joseph Naidole has denied raping the 17-year-old girl who was sleeping over on a sofa at his home in Winget Avenue, Cowlersley, after a night out in Huddersfield town centre last year.
The teenager, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, broke down in tears as she began giving her evidence to a jury at Bradford Crown Court yesterday, but after a short break she was able to continue.
The student, who was said to have drunk about ten bottles of lager and alco-pops that night, claimed Naidole started kissing her the next morning as she lay on the sofa where she had been sleeping.
She said: “He was saying come on, come on ... he tried undoing my pants ... I tried stopping him.
“He started rubbing me down there again and then got on top of me. I was squirming ... I was just in shock and I tried pushing him off but I couldn’t get him off.”
The student claimed Naidole had sex with her for about five minutes before getting up to make a drink and going back upstairs to his girlfriend.
“Did you want him to do what he was doing?” asked prosecutor Helen Hendry.
“No,” replied the student.
“Did you give him any encouragement to do what he did?” asked Miss Hendry.
“No,” said the tearful teenager.
The jury was told that after the alleged rape the teenager remained at the house because her coat and other property were in Naidole’s car, which had been left near Greenhead Park the night before.
But during cross-examination she conceded that there was nothing stopping her leaving the house or contacting the police or her mother after the alleged rape.
Naidole’s barrister Christopher Tehrani said: “There was nothing stopping you screaming out while he was, on your account, raping you.”
The teenager replied: “I was in shock.
“I was in shock in case he hurt, because he’s a big man.”
Naidole was arrested by police after the student reported the rape to her former boyfriend.
He accepted that sexual intercourse took place, but said it had been consensual.
He claimed that he had sat next to the student and after they had been kissing and cuddling one thing led to another.
The trial continues.