NAKED BOY’S ‘SHOWER SEX AT­TACK ON HARPIST AC­CUSED OF ABUS­ING HIM’

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A WORLD-renowned fe­male harpist who de­nies abus­ing a school­boy told a trial that the boy sex­u­ally as­saulted her while she was in the shower.

Danielle Per­rett, 59, and her ex-fi­ance Richard Bar­ton-Wood, 68, are ac­cused of sex­u­ally abus­ing a boy in his early teens in the 1980s. The school­boy, now an adult, claims Per­rett took his vir­gin­ity and per­formed a sex act on him in the shower the fol­low­ing morn­ing.

He also claims that Bar­ton-Wood in­de­cently as­saulted him on sail­ing trips and camp­ing trips. TRIPS: Bar­ton-Wood school where he was a sub­sti­tute teacher in Suf­folk, but she never liked the boy.

She said she was “hor­ri­fied” when Bar­tonWood turned up at her flat in Lon­don with the boy.

“He wasn’t in­vited by me, I wasn’t ex­pect­ing him, I didn’t like him,” she said.

She said she was “an­gry” with Bar­tonWood for bring­ing the boy, but re­luc­tantly let them stay the night as it was late.

She de­scribed claims that she un­dressed in front of the boy in the bed­room as “com­plete lies” and said she got changed in the shower.

Ju­rors were shown a full-length nightie with long sleeves and a high neck that Per­rett, who was raised in a Chris­tian house­hold, said she wore that night.

She said noth­ing sex­ual hap­pened that night.

She said that the fol­low­ing morn­ing while she was in the shower, the boy “forced him­self into the shower”.

“He was naked but he had a con­dom on his pe­nis,” she said.

Asked if she said any­thing, she replied: “I was frozen in ter­ror and he grabbed my wrists and pushed his pe­nis against my pu­bic bone.”

She said Bar­ton-Wood did not see what hap­pened.

Sal­lie Ben­nett-Jenk­ins, TER­ROR: Per­rett claimed boy had con­dom on pe­nis for Per­rett, asked her if the in­ci­dent af­fected her re­la­tion­ship with Bar­ton-Wood.

She replied “yes” and, when asked how, said: “I ended it.”

Per­rett later said: “I was an­gry that (Bar­tonWood) brought him but he couldn’t have had any idea what was go­ing to hap­pen.”

She said that the boy con­tacted her years later as an adult and she felt it was “men­ac­ing”.

“He said ‘see­ing as you’re do­ing very nicely for your­self and you’ve got a very nice place here and see­ing as I have noth­ing and see­ing as I came to Lon­don to your gar­gan­tuan flat and see­ing as I slept in your enor­mous bed, what do you think?”

She added: “There’s no truth in any of (these al­le­ga­tions) and I’ve had to lis­ten to lie upon lie.”

Per­rett, of Alpheton, Suf­folk, de­nies six counts of in­de­cent as­sault.

Bar­ton-Wood, of Wy­mond­ham, Nor­folk, de­nies seven counts of in­de­cent as­sault and one count of at­tempted in­de­cent as­sault.

The trial con­tin­ues.

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