On several occasions, the man behaved inappropirately, and would only allow the girl to leave his apartment after she gave him a hug.
Trigger warning: The story contains details of sexual assault that might be distressing to some readers.
A teenage girl recalled harrowing details of being assaulted by a 33-year-old man and revealed how she managed to fight the predator off as he allegedly tried to rape her.
Addressing a jury during the trial, the girl who is now 16 years old spoke about how the man, Stephen Beveridge, forced her into having unprotected sex with her after she had visited him in his residence in Edinburgh, Scotland. At the time, she was 13 years old, and would often visit Stephen's apartment with her friends to smoke cannabis.
"We just got high, like all the time. It was good," the girl said.
It became an almost everyday occurrence for the girl and her friends to skip school to meet at Beveridge's apartment. But on several occasions, the teenager saw the man behave inappropriately as he tried sexually abusing them. She revealed to the jury that Beveridge would only allow her to leave his one-bedroom apartment after she gave him a hug, and there were times where he would grope her over her clothes.
On one occasion, the man tried to rape the teenager after flipping her over on a mattress in his room, according to Mirror. The attacker tried to force her into having sex with him, but when she was asked in court whether the man got his way, she said, "Not fully. I stopped it. I kicked him in the balls and told him to f**k off."
It was when the teenager threatened to cut Beveridge's manhood off when he finally got up and left the girl alone. "Sorry," he told her as he went into the bathroom. During the attack, he even threatened to rape the teenager's sister and friends if she told anyone about the incident.
Not long after he allegedly tried to rape her, Beveridge went up to the teenager while she was sitting in the kitchen. And as he stood inches away from her, the man took her legs and wrapped them around his body as she sat on a chest freezer.
There were other occasions where Beveridge abused the teenager as well, including the time he grabbed her hand and passed a sexual comment as he placed her arm on his privates. During other times, he would try forcing his hand down her pants to inappropriately touch her.
He would attempt to "poke" and "he just kept trying and I said: 'No. Get off me!' I said things like: 'Don’t f**king touch me again!'" the girl said in court.
In response to the girl's warnings, Beveridge would respond by saying, "It’s not a big deal..."
Along with playing video recordings of her evidence against Beveridge, the teenage girl also revealed how the man tried to hug her 14-year-old friend, but she told him, "f**k off."
Following accusations made against Beveridge, the man was charged with raping and sexually assaulting two underage schoolgirls between the months of August and November 2018. The girls were only 13 and 14 when the abuse took place.
Beveridge had also reportedly kidnapped one of the girls he attacked, slapped her in the face, and abused her while keeping her against her will.
Among the 11 charges against the vile man, charges of supplying cannabis to youngsters, and possessing an imitation firearm, and firing an airgun at two youths are also included.
The trial is still underway.
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