A Met police officer who lived in Enfield is on trial after allegedly raping a woman in his Loughton apartment.
James Geoghegan, 27, from Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, is accused of raping the woman in the early hours of December 12, 2018, which he denies.
Chelmsford Crown Court jurors learned that he had decided to sleep in the woman’s apartment instead of returning to his home in Enfield, before following the woman to her bedroom “uninvited” as she went. undressed.
According to the woman’s friend, who also lived in the apartment, she heard someone shout “stop, stop” in a “panicked” manner.
The friend said: âI heard a door close, I turned around and then (the woman) came out of my room, she didn’t expect me to be there.
“She was crying and looked very upsetâ¦ she had wrapped herself in a throw and was crying hysterically.”
She added: “I had never seen her like this before, she was hysterical, she didn’t want to talk even though I asked her ‘what happened?’ but she said nothing – she was silent.
“She laid down on the couch – to start with she wasn’t saying anything and I kept asking and she finally said ‘he just raped me’.”
The woman told her friend that she asked Geoghegan to “stop” but that he had “not listened”, the court heard.
The friend then told Geoghegan to leave the apartment, but he didn’t know why, jurors said.
The witness continued, âI threatened to call the police because he was just lying there, I didn’t want him in the apartment.
“It was a threat to get him out.”
In a message to the friend after the incident was reported to police, the woman said: “I don’t want any of this,” the court said.
Jurors also read the WhatsApp messages between Geoghegan and the woman that day.
In one, the woman told him that she would not tell a mutual friend what had happened, to which he replied “you are too princess”.
She also told him “I’m blaming this on a drunkard’s misjudgment” and “I’m not going to get you in trouble.”
The trial continues.