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Mother sexually assaulted

PUBLISHED: 15:02 27 February 2002 | UPDATED: 11:26 03 March 2010

A MOTHER was pinned down on a settee and sexually assaulted while her two children slept upstairs, it was alleged yesterday.

The woman told a jury at Ipswich Crown Court that she kept telling 34-year-old Leslie Bushnell to stop what he was doing, but he took no notice.

A MOTHER was pinned down on a settee and sexually assaulted while her two children slept upstairs, it was alleged yesterday.

The woman told a jury at Ipswich Crown Court that she kept telling 34-year-old Leslie Bushnell to stop what he was doing, but he took no notice.

The woman said that Bushnell had been very rough and after the alleged attack she had been left with bruising on her upper arms where she claimed Bushnell had held her down.

Bushnell of London Road, Shadingfield, has denied indecently assaulting the woman at her Lowestoft home.

The woman told the court that when Bushnell started to kiss her she told him to stop. However, he had pulled her legs up onto the settee so she was lying down and had got on top of her.

He had allegedly pinned the woman down leaving fingertip bruising on her arms.

The woman alleged that Bushnell had touched her genital area and had ignored her protests.

Afterwards she had been left crying and upset and the police were contacted after she had told a friend what had happened.

Bushnell had allegedly sent the woman a text message the next day saying: "Are you ok? Sorry about last night."

After his arrest he claimed he had touched the woman with her consent.

The trial continues today.

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