This is truly bizarre. How else can one describe the case of a teenager, who sexually assaulted his own mother after talking to his mum about sex while watching the Secret Life of the Zoo on Channel 4.
The 18-year-old, who resides in Kingston upon Hull, in East Yorkshire, England who cannot be named and was 16 at the time, allegedly said to his mother that he wanted to rape her.
The Court heard yesterday that he started a conversation about sex with his mum while watching the programme which featured the mating chimpanzees on January 4, 2018.
He also told his mum about a video he had seen on his father’s phone of his parents having sex and how that made him want to have sex with her.
Prosecutor Mr Lowe said: ‘He told her that since he had seen the video of her having sex with her ex-partner [his dad], he couldn’t stop thinking about having sex with her and raping her.’
She told the boy ‘I’m your mam’ and went into the kitchen ‘to let him think about what he’d said.’
She told the court: ‘He just looked at me like he’d done nothing wrong.’
While in the kitchen she started doing the dishes and he allegedly sexually assaulted her.
She told the court: ‘He came up behind me and put his hands under my armpits and then that’s when he started touching my right breast and was pushing me against the draining board, and rubbing himself up and down me, his genitals in contact with my body.
‘I told him to stop and tried pushing him back, but he was so strong, and I could hear him breathing really heavily in my right ear.
He stopped, didn’t say anything just moved away and went into the living room. I don’t know how long the incident was, it felt like forever.’
The mother barricaded herself in her bedroom with a set of drawers and phoned the boy’s father and police.
While on the phone she heard the boy leave the house and was told by the 999 operator to leave the room carefully and lock the door.
However, the boy claims that there had been an argument and he accidentally exposed her breast when she took his phone off him.
Defence barrister Charlotte Baines said to the alleged victim: ‘I’m going to suggest that on this occasion the show concentrated on the oldest chimp in the zoo and a keeper who had known each other 25 years or so.’
The mother said: ‘I don’t remember that.’
Miss Baines continued: ‘I’m going to suggest that you have told the jury that you were watching the episode where a couple of chimps were mating and I’m going to suggest that you got that wrong and that didn’t happen on the show did it?’
The woman replied: ‘Yes, it did’.
Miss Baines added: ‘As a consequence, he didn’t make any comment about a sex video and that is not true and I suggest any evidence you have given about him saying he was thinking about having sex with you that’s just not true. He didn’t say that to you on that day or any day at all did he?’
The woman said: ‘Yes, he did.’
Miss Baines said: ‘He tried to say he was sorry but you were too upset with him and then decided to ring the police but what had happened between you two was an accident.’
The woman refuted this and told the court that this ‘wasn’t true.’
The teenager is also facing allegations that two days earlier he exposed his genitals to his sister, 10, and told her ‘oh, oh, look, look’.
The girl appeared in court via video link and told the jury that when he heard their mum coming into the lounge, he pulled up his boxer shorts and jogging bottoms.
The trial continues.