A YOUNG woman told a jury yesterday how she feared she was going to be killed by a man who lay on top of her in her bed.
The woman, aged 20 at the time, said she was asleep at home in Connah’s Quay, in the early hours one day in June 2009 when she was woken by the presence of someone in the room.
She saw a male figure and he climbed on top of her as she lay on her back in bed.
It was pitch black and the man, who wore a hooded top, lay with his whole body on top of her and told her to take her shorts down.
She told the jury at Mold Crown Court she was confused and asked herself if it was really happening.
The woman said she asked him what he was doing and how he had got into the house.
The man said it did not matter how he got in and told her to remove her shorts or he would kill her.
He put his hand to her throat but she pushed it away. She said she was just lying there, wondering what on earth she was going to do.
She recognised his voice as that of defendant David Edgerton.
The woman said she asked him, “are you David?” but he didn’t answer. She then said to him, “you are David aren’t you” but he said, “David who?” and added, “Who are you?” He was becoming impatient, she did not do as she was asked, but told him to take whatever property he wanted.
But he told her he was not interested in her property.
The woman told him she would not tell anyone what had happened if he left.
She was running out of options, he was obviously not going to leave, so she told him to just kill her then, because she was not going to do what he wanted.
She told the court: “He said he did not want to do that. I threatened to scream if he didn’t go and he put his hand over my mouth. I was pushing him away.”
The young woman then bought herself some time by pretending to go along with it and said, “just give me five minutes”.
She tried to reach for her mobile phone but he snatched it from her and wrestled it away.
It was then that she just screamed out for her father and the man got up and left.
As he opened the bedroom door she told him to give her the phone back and he threw it towards her.
She followed to make sure he left and he left by the front door.
“It did not seem real,” she said.
It had gone on for some seven to 10 minutes.
The woman said the man smelt of stale tobacco, she had not seen his face, but said his voice, his hair and his build fitted the defendant “like a glove”.
She said she was 95 per cent sure it was his voice.
Cross-examined by defending barrister John Hedgecoe, she agreed she could not be 100 per cent sure it was Edgerton.
But she said she had recognised his voice at the time in her bedroom, and if it was not him then it must be a total stranger.
Prosecutor John Philpotts has told the jury they could be sure it was the defendant.
Edgerton, 22, who in 2009 lived in Howard Street, Connah’s Quay, denies attempting to rape the girl and says it was not him.
He denies raping a woman in her 40s in Warrington last summer on the basis of consent and denies attempting to abduct a schoolgirl in the village of Leeswood, near Mold, last August.
The jury has been told he admits abducting and raping another schoolgirl the same day in Leeswood.
Yesterday afternoon a Warrington woman told the jury she had consentual sex with Edgerton, despite misgivings about his age.
But it lasted seconds, he then threatened to kill her, put his hand over her mouth and raped her.
Edgerton claims the intercourse was with consent.
The trial before Judge Merfyn Hughes QC is proceeding.