Teenager accused of raping elderly man tells court "You respect your elders" (From Bournemouth Echo)
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Teenager accused of raping elderly man tells court "You respect your elders"
A TEENAGER accused of raping a frail elderly man denied attacking him and told police: “It is wrong, you respect your elders.”
Stephen Jamieson told officers: “I am not a violent person. How can someone say that? I don't understand - I haven't touched that old man.”
Jamieson, 19, of Dale Valley Road, Poole has admitted robbing the 68-year-old man but claims he was forced to do so by another man who threatened him.
When interviewed he said: “I didn't even want to do it. Why would I want to rob an old man when I have just buried my Grandad?”
A jury of nine women and three men at Bournemouth Crown Court has been told Jamieson, formerly of the YMCA in Westover Road, raped and sexually assaulted his victim when he refused to reveal his bank PIN numbers during a robbery. He denies both charges.
The offences are alleged to have taken place in the elderly man's bedroom in the Charminster area of Bournemouth on January 25 this year.
The alleged victim told police Jamieson was visiting the property and was among a group of people listening to music in a communal lounge.
He said he was punched when he asked them to turn the music down and said Jamieson then forced his way into his room, punched him seven times and robbed him of cash, a phone, a laptop computer and a television.
The court has been told the pensioner was then raped and that Jamieson told him he had a knife and threatened to rape him again.
After a “scuffle”, the man gave him false numbers and he left the property, the court was told. Jamieson had been captured on CCTV trying to use one of the bank cards at a cash machine at Tesco in Charminster Road, said prosecutor James Newton-Price. He said the teenager also tried to sell the laptop at the Golden Supermarket on the same road.
The trial continues.