Sussex Police community support officer ‘raped woman in her mother’s flat’

A POLICE community support officer bragged about having two homes and famous friends before raping a young woman in her mother’s flat, a court has heard.

The woman said she agreed to go home with the officer after saying she felt safe with the officer.

Jamal Robinson gave the young woman her badge to hold and said his cops could get free VIP treatment after meeting her at a Brighton nightclub.

The 29-year-old Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) said he had his dream job with the Met and bragged about having famous friends, the young woman told the police.

Robinson, of Hove, denies raping and sexually assaulting the woman on December 14, 2019.

The PCSO – known to his friends as Bertie – said he had homes in London and Brighton before bringing the woman back to her mother’s flat in Worthing.

The young woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said Robinson bragged about knowing YouTubers Conor Maynard and Caspar Lee.

He told the woman he was sending a video of them in the club to Conor Maynard before putting his number in his phone with a police emoji next to it.

The young woman told how the policeman did not stop after she told him “no”.

“I was very firm,” she said in an interview with police. “I said it hurt, I’m in pain, I’m tired, I have to go home.”

The woman said she told her friend, “He made me do things I didn’t want to do, I’m in so much pain. I think I’m going to cry.

The woman described Robinson as intimidating, annoying and “up to himself”.

She said: “He was so intimidating, the way he spoke – so London. He too was very tall. I think he was like, ‘Why wouldn’t she?’ He was very cold.

The woman, now 21, said she drank more than she normally would on a night out after having Christmas drinks at home with her family.

She said the officer approached her and her friend at the bar of a Brighton nightclub.

“He said, let me sort it out for you, offering me and my friend a drink. It’s not unusual, it’s not uncommon for a guy to offer us a drink,” she told police.

“He kept talking about being a police officer, showing us his badge, saying he just got his dream job with the Met.”

The woman and her friend moved to another club with Robinson and her friend.

“He said we’ll get free VIPs there because we’re policemen and he’ll get one of his policeman friends to drive us.”

The officer asked the women to go home with him and his friend.

“I had a conversation with my friend,” said the young woman. “She was more careful than me. She said come on, they weren’t going to break the law.

After consenting to sex, the woman told police she said ‘no’ when Mr Robinson again attempted to have sex.

She said: “I said I’m not in the mood for sex, I’m not in the mood for any of this, I literally said ‘no’. I kept my eyes closed.

“I’ve been in this position so many times before. Usually, I shut up and I’m done with this. I thought he would listen given who he was and what he did. Almost all of us have been in a situation where we weren’t brave enough to say no.

The officer spent most of the night bragging about his job and his famous friends, the woman said.

“He kept bragging. He took a video of him and me and sent it to Conor Maynard on WhatsApp.

“He just repeated himself constantly asking the same questions and repeating the same facts about himself all night long, it was really boring.

“He sent me a photo of himself in his police uniform,” the woman said.

The woman reported the rape after returning to college on Monday morning.

“I didn’t want to say a word, I said he forced me to have sex.”

The woman said she lost faith in the police after meeting Robinson.

She said: “With the way he behaved, blamed the lifts, became VIP, I was even more disappointed.

“At one point he made me hold and wear his police badge.”

Edward Hand, prosecuting, told the Lewes Crown Court jury: ‘This case concerns a small group of young people who meet at night and return to one of their homes.

“There comes a point where she says she doesn’t want sex anymore and he continues, that’s what this case is about.

“She accepted the sexual contact, albeit reluctantly. She went on to tell police that she told the defendant she did not want sex and pretended to be asleep. Sexual activity provoked by him. She hesitated to continue.

“The allegation in this case is that she did not consent and he would have known that,” Mr Hand said.

The trial at Lewes Crown Court continues.