The jury has retired to consider its verdicts in the trial of a parliamentary staffer accused of sexually assaulting a teenager in an MP’s office.
Callum Warren, 27, allegedly forced himself on the girl on three occasions between January and July 2017.
Jurors at Southwark Crown Court heard the first incident took place in a ladies’ toilet on the Westminster Estate, and the second happened following the Conservative Party’s election win in June that year.
The third incident allegedly took place in the office of Warren’s then-boss, Conservative MP Chris Skidmore.
Warren claimed the pair had previously had consensual sex and he rejected the girl, who was 17 at the time, when she made further advances.
But giving evidence during the trial, the complainant told the court she had been reluctant to report the incidents because she “didn’t want to ruin his (Warren’s) life” .
Warren, from Bristol, is charged with two counts of sexual assault for the alleged attacks in January and June 2017, and one count of sexual assault and one of assault by penetration for the third alleged incident in July 2017.
He has has denied the charges.
The jury will resume deliberations on Tuesday, November 5.
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