A MIDDLE-aged legal clerk yanked down a young lawyer’s blouse in a court building and groped her breasts, a court has been told.
Glenson Barrett, 47, was allegedly caught on CCTV putting his hands on the women’s chest in the court corridor.
Glenson Barrett arrives at court and has been accused of groping a woman three times[/caption]
She claims it was Barrett’s third sexually assault on her in three months.
The lawyer said he first accosted her when she was preparing court papers. She added: “He brought me into what I thought was a friendly embrace.
“But he ran his hands down the length of my back and put both hands on my bum and squeezed, pulling me towards him.”
Barret is accused of a similar attack a few weeks later. The final alleged assault happened as he walked alongside her in a court corridor while complementing her outfit.
Glenson Barrett denied sexual assault to the court[/caption]
She said: “He moved his hands, I thought, to adjust my tie. He put both hands on my breasts. She said she walked away but he called out: “That’s OK, I can see your arse from behind.”
The London-based lawyer said she was left in tears and “very shocked”. She made a complaint to her manager.
The manager told Blackfriars crown court: “She was emotional and she was close to crying.”
The woman manager said the lawyer demonstrated how Barrett assaulted her by making a pulling motion on her clothes with both hands.
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Barrett later told police: “I am truly sorry if I made her feel uncomfortable in a professional environment.”
Barrett, of Islington, North London, denies sexual assault.
The trial continues.