Girls were taken into woods, sex abuse trial told
A WOMAN told a jury she was subjected to a single incident of sexual abuse when she was a child.
The woman, who is now middle aged, said Royston Mitchell took her and another girl to woods on the outskirts of Bristol and interfered with her.
She told Bristol Crown Court she had not discussed what happened with anyone, but said: “It happened. I remember what happened. I chose to forget it, but I remember what happened. That’s why I’m here today.”
Three men are on trial for historical sexual abuse of three girls and a boy.
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Darrell Cotterell, 65, of Hallen Road, Henbury, denies a serious sexual assault and two rapes of one girl, in the 1970s.
He also denies attempted rape and eight indecent assaults on another girl, in the 1970s and 1980s, and four indecency charges and attempted serous sexual assault relating to a boy in the 1980s.
His friend Mitchell, 63, of Ashburton Road, Southmead, denies rape and nine indecency charges on two girls in the 1970s and 1980s.
Their friend Brian Macey-Morris, 72, of York Road, Montpelier, denies two attempted rapes and two indecent assaults on a girl in the 1980s.
He is too unwell to participate in the trial.
The latest witness said she and another girl went to the woods with Mitchell, and she had assumed they were going to a play area which had seesaws, a climbing frame and a play pool.
She recalled: “We went into the woods, it was quite deep into the woods. It was quite a walk, quite a walk.
“There were lots of trees and we just found somewhere to sit down.”
The woman said Mitchell was being friendly, and hugged her and another girl.
She said she felt his hand move down and touch her private parts under her clothes.
She told the jury: “It was very, very quick.
“He was talking at the time and it was a bit of a situation.
“I didn’t know what was going on. I was nervous. I was really confused because we were talking and everything seemed fine.
“All of a sudden I wasn’t sure what he was doing. It had never happened to me before and I didn’t know how to react.”
The complainant said the other girl was “giggling” when the improper touching occurred.
She said she tried to edge away from Mitchell, the touching stopped and there was no repeat.
“I never discussed it with anybody,” She said.
The case continues.