A BRITISH tourist accused of forcing a woman to perform oral sex on him on Bondi Beach told her he had a lot of money and if she told the police it wouldn’t go anywhere.
Gregory Charles Cox, 32, is facing two charges of having sexual intercourse without consent with a then-21-year-old Bermuda woman he met at beachside bar The Bucket List on January 22, 2012.
He has pleaded not guilty.
Crown Prosecutor Elizabeth Wilkins SC told the jury at the opening of his trial on Thursday that the woman had kissed and exchanged numbers with Cox’s friend Christopher Galea.
But she also talked to Cox about the private school he had attended in England.
After several hours of drinking the pair walked on the beach together.
That is when the woman remembers having her back to the water and Cox being with her with his back to a concrete wall, Ms Wilkins told the jury at the Sydney District Court.
“She recalls being on her knees, trying to stand up but not being able to,” Ms Wilkins said.
“She recalls being held down, she recalls crying and being terrified.”
The crown alleges Cox then forced her to perform oral sex on him twice.
“Make it worth my while. There’s nothing you can do about it,” he had allegedly said to her.
He was also accused of saying, “I have a lot of money” and told the woman if she went to the police or told anyone “it would go nowhere”.
The woman left the beach crying and sought the help of a couple who took her to Bondi Police Station, the jury heard.
Meanwhile, Cox had handed in her handbag to Kings Cross Police Station and told officers that a woman he had met at a bar had left it there.
The jury also heard that he told a friend that he had the woman give him oral sex on the beach but she then “freaked”, left her bag behind and left.
The trial continues. -AAP
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