A man has gone on trial accused of raping two women in the north-east.
Taylor Smith, 20, is alleged to have raped two women at addresses in the Banff and Buchan area between October 2017 and July 2018.
He is also accused of sexually assaulting both of the women on separate occasions and attempting to rape a third woman.
At the High Court in Aberdeen yesterday, one of Smith’s alleged victims told the jury she had been in a car with him when he asked her to perform a sex act.
Advocate depute James Keegan QC, prosecuting, asked what her reaction was to the request and she replied: “I said no.”
She went on to tell the court Smith repeated the request and when she declined again he “tried to force” her head down towards his crotch.
Reading from a statement the woman gave to police, Mr Keegan said: “‘He also used his fingers to try and open my mouth.’ Do you see that?”
She replied: “Yes.”
During cross-examination, defence counsel Edith Forrest made reference to the woman telling police there had been some kissing and consensual sexual touching prior to the incident.
Ms Forrest suggested: “That was the end of it, wasn’t it? That’s all that happened that night.”
She also suggested there had been no request for a sex act to be performed.
The woman replied: “There was.”
One of the women allegedly raped and sexually assaulted also began her evidence.
Under questioning from Mr Keegan she told the court: “He got on top of me and was touching me. I did try telling him to get off.”
The trial, before Judge Buchanan, continues.