Woman says she was sexually assaulted while applying for a new job

Posted September 16, 2018 02:33:23A man who claims he was sexually attacked while applying to be a hairderer for a Victoria-based beauty salon has told a court he is “extremely upset” about the attack.David Thomas said he was groped, “fought” and punched by a man in the shop he worked at in the city of…

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Posted September 16, 2018 02:33:23A man who claims he was sexually attacked while applying to be a hairderer for a Victoria-based beauty salon has told a court he is “extremely upset” about the attack.

David Thomas said he was groped, “fought” and punched by a man in the shop he worked at in the city of Geelong about two months ago.

The 29-year-old was wearing a black coat and a blue jacket when he said he went to work in the store in March this year.

He said he had gone to pick up a customer at the time, but when he returned to the shop, he was confronted by a stranger who asked him for his wallet.

“He was very aggressive,” he said.

“I just got out of my chair and he was holding my hand and he just started pushing me.”

“I was trying to push him away and he started punching me and kicking me.”

Mr Thomas said the stranger also punched him in the face.

“His face was red,” he told the court.

“It was so red I could see his eyeballs.”

Mr Thorson said he managed to get up from his chair, grab his wallet and call police.

He also told the Geelong Magistrates Court that he feared for his life and that he was “extremely traumatised”.

“I felt very scared, extremely shaken up,” he recounted.

“But I had to do it and I have to do something.”

Mr Thompson has been charged with a range of offences, including rape, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and criminal damage.

Police are investigating.

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