A police community support officer raped a young woman in his mother’s flat after bragging about having two homes in London and Brighton and celebrity friends, a court has heard.
Jamal ‘Bertie’ Robinson, 29, is accused of attacking the woman, now 21, at his mother’s home in Worthing, West Sussex after meeting her at a Brighton nightclub on December 14, 2019.
The PCSO boasted about landing his ‘dream job’ with Scotland Yard and gave the woman his badge to hold, telling her that police could get free VIP treatment, Lewes Crown Court heard.
Robinson also allegedly bragged about being friends with YouTubers Conor Maynard and Caspar Lee, and told the woman he was sending a video of them in the club to Maynard before putting his number into her phone with a police emoji next to it.
The woman said she felt safe with the officer agreed and agreed to go home with him, where he allegedly raped and sexually assaulted her. Robinson denies the claims.
Jamal Robinson, who is accused of rape and sexual assault. He denies the allegations
Jamal Robinson, pictured wearing a police uniform. He denies raping a woman in December 2019 after meeting her at a Brighton nightclub
Prosecuting, Edward Hand told the jury: ‘This case is about a small group of young people meeting up at night, going back to one of their houses.
‘There comes a point where she says she doesn’t want any more sex and he carries on, that’s what this case is about.
‘She agreed to sexual contact, albeit reluctantly. She went on to tell police told the defendant she didn’t want sex and pretended to be asleep.
Pictured: Robinson, who is accused of rape and sexual assault. He denies the claims
‘Sexual activity instigated by him. She was reluctant to go on with it. The allegation in this case is she didn’t consent and he would’ve known that.’
In a police interview after the alleged attack, the woman claimed that Robinson did not stop after she told him no.
She said: ‘I was very firm. I said it hurts, I’m in pain, I’m tired, I need to go home.’
The woman said she told her friend: ‘He made me do things I didn’t want to do, I’m in so much pain. I think I’m going to cry.’
The woman described Mr Robinson as intimidating, annoying and ‘up himself’.
‘He was so intimidating, the way he would talk – so London-ish,’ she said.
‘He was very up himself as well. I think he thought ‘Why would she not want to?’ He was very cold.’
The woman said she had drunk more than she normally would have on a night out after having Christmas drinks at home with her family.
She said the officer approached her and her friend at the bar in a Brighton nightclub on Friday, December 14, 2019.
‘He said let me sort you out, buying me and my friend a drink. It’s not unusual, it’s not uncommon for a guy to buy us a drink,’ she told police.
‘He just kept talking about being a police officer, showing us his badge, saying he had just got his dream job with the Met.’
The woman and her friend moved on to another club with Mr Robinson and his friend.
File photo shows the outside of Lewes Crown Court in East Sussex
‘He said we get free VIP there because we are police and he would get one of his police friends to give us a lift,’ she said.
The officer asked the women to go home with him and his friend.
‘I had a chat with my friend,’ the young woman said. ‘She was more cautious than I was. ‘She said come on they’re not going to break the law.’
After consenting to sex, the woman told police she said no when Mr Robinson tried to have sex again.
‘I said I’m not in the mood for sex, I’m not in the mood for any of this, I literally said no. I kept my eyes shut,’ she said.
‘I’ve been in this position so many times before. I usually just keep silent and get it over with. I thought he would listen given who he was and what he does. We’ve almost all been in a situation where we’ve not been brave enough to say no.’
The woman reported the rape after returning to college on Monday morning, but lost faith in police after meeting Mr Robinson.
‘With the way he was behaving, blagging lifts getting VIP, I was even more disappointed. At one point he made me hold and carry his police badge,’ she said.
The trial continues.