A police officer who is accused of sexual assault has claimed he was being a “Good Samaritan” when visiting the alleged victim at her home in Glasgow.
Dilexan Aloysious, 28, allegedly groped, kissed and uttered sexual remarks towards a woman when he went back to her home after returning her missing daughter in the early hours of September 2, 2020.
He told a jury at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Thursday that he believed that the woman wanted to report a domestic matter to him in private.
The suspended officer told the court that he had dropped off the woman’s missing daughter on the day of the alleged offence, before she told him to come back later on that day but did not give a reason.
Aloysious stated that he returned to the flat where he waited for the woman to get her children ready and take them to school.
He claimed that the woman continued to fob him off when asking why she wanted him at the flat.
The officer stated that when he was finally alone with her, the woman received phone calls from her then partner.
He claimed the woman was “stuttering” on the phone and he believed that the woman was going to report a domestic offence to him.
But, the officer stated that he overheard the partner say: “Don’t say anything about me.”
Aloysious said that the woman later went on “tangents” to him about her daughter rather than report an offence so he decided to leave.
He added that he was asked to leave his phone number by the woman but he left false details as he did not want to give out personal information.
Pamela Rodgers, defending, said: “She said on the first visit you were rubbing her arms in a way to console her did you do that?”
Aloysious replied: “No.”
He also denied telling the woman that she was “really hot” and “sexy as f***.”
Aloysious was also asked if he cuddled the woman or touched her on the breast which he replied: “No.”
Ms Rodgers: “Did you have any sexual contact with her at all?”
Jurors earlier saw the woman in her evidence be upset when Aloysious’ distinctive boxer shorts were shown to her.
Aloysious stated that any sight of his boxer shorts would have been “unintentional” and that it “happens to men all the time.”
Prosecutor Mark Allan suggested to Aloysious that he went against procedure with his actions.
He said: “You were up there as a Good Samaritan?”
Aloysious replied: “Pretty much, yes.”
Mr Allan: “The one thing you were not up there for was to be a police officer?”
Aloysious: “That’s correct.”
He later stated: “I stand by it, I chose with my heart.”
It was revealed that his DNA appeared on the woman’s top, jeans and the inside of her bra.
Aloysious told jurors that his only contact with her was to separate her and her daughter during a row as well as putting his hands out when the woman went to hug him.
Mr Allan said: “You behaved exactly as she described as is set out in the charge – you sexually assaulted her and that’s the truth and that’s why your DNA was left behind.
“That’s why you were seen coming out after an hour and 40 minutes in her home – that’s the truth?”
Aloysious replied: “No.”
The trial continues before Sheriff Joan Kerr.