An alleged victim says she ‘remembers the sirens’ after she was raped in a portable toilet in Chester , a court heard.
Ionut Buruiana, 26, is accused of assaulting the 34-year-old woman outside the Disney store on Foregate Street in the early hours of March 13.
The complainant said she could not remember the attack as she gave evidence at the trial at Warrington Crown Court on Monday (August 15).
Buruiana, of Wharton Court, Chester, faces a single count of rape.
'I know how distraught I felt'
She said: “I remember the sirens. That’s the next thing I can recall.
“I don’t remember the actual incident itself, but I know from how distraught I felt. He had intercourse with me and I didn’t consent.”
On the night the complainant told police Buruiana had said ‘take that b****’ as he raped her, but she could not recall this later.
Her attacker was only stopped by the actions of a group of friends who heard the victim crying 'No' and hauled open the toilet door, the jury heard.
The alleged victim broke down when Buruiana’s defence was put to her.
He claims that everything which did happen between them was consensual.
'You were shocked when the door opened'
Simon Mills, defending, said: “You were shocked when the door opened weren’t you?
“It was then you realised you had made a very bad decision, and that’s where this allegation has come from.”
The alleged victim denied this. She said: “I wouldn’t have sex in a portaloo, especially not with a stranger.”
The complainant also disputed Buruiana’s defence that they walked together ‘hand-in-hand’ along Eastgate and Foregate Street.
She had been out socialising in Chester with a friend on the night of the alleged incident.
The woman said had been drinking wine before they went out, and also had two pints of lager in Church bar.
From then on she said she cannot remember the night until the police sirens later on, but it is not in dispute that the pair went on to the Commercial.
After they left the pub and headed down Eastgate Street, they passed Buruiana, who was on his own. The alleged victim said they walked right by, but the defendant claims they got chatting.
The complainant then separated from her friend, who went on to the McDonalds on Foregate Street, as she used the portable toilet.
CCTV played in court showed the defendant following her out of the view of the cameras. The prosecution say the defendant followed her into the cubicle.
Witnesses told police they could hear the alleged victim crying ‘No’ as she used the toilet next to it. One of a group of friends opened the door and saw Buruiana stood between the woman's legs.
The alleged victim came out of the toilet ‘distraught, hysterical and in obvious distress’, the court heard.
Buruiana denies the charge against him. The trial continues.