Quote:The defendant, sat on the bike seat of the rickshaw, decided to engage her by talking to her and learned about the fact that she was upset.
‘He offered to give her a ride home in the rickshaw for free. She thought the defendant was just being nice, and so she got into the rickshaw.’
Hossain put a blanket over her legs and then pedalled away before stopping near the British Museum, the court heard.
He went into a shop and came out with a bottle of vodka, a bottle of Red Bull and a polystyrene cup.
Quote:The alleged victim accepted a sip of the drink but when Hossain put an arm around her she told him: ‘No I have a boyfriend.'
Mr Benson added: ‘From that stage on the defendant should have been aware that she was not going to consent to any further touching.
‘When he first tried to put his arm around her she told him no, but the prosecution say the defendant persisted and touched her on the knee.
‘She felt in reasonable control at that stage, so she told him she wanted to go home. The defendant then leaned in for a kiss.
‘She pulled back and said the words: "No, I have a boyfriend." He tried to put his arm around her shoulder again and she pulled back again.
‘The defendant took his hand, put it on her knee and then moved his hand up the inside of her thighs towards her underwear and only stopped a very short distance from touching her between her legs.
‘Having done that the defendant leaned in again to kiss her and she shouted no.'