Woman fought off sex attack by drug dealer at party in Sunderland, court told
A woman has described the moment she fought off a sex attack by a drugÂ dealerÂ at a student party.
The alleged victim said Omar Sharif pounced on her during a gathering in Sunderland.Prosecutors claim undergraduate Sharif, who drove a flash car with a personalised number plate, is serial sex attacker as well as a drug dealer, which he denies.Sharif, 22, of no fixed address, who has admitted some drugs offences, is on trial at Newcastle Crown Court where he denies three offences of supplying MDMA, five charges of rape and one of sexual assault.He is being tried alongside Milagros Sanchez, 24, who denies facilitating sexual exploitation at her rented flat at Chester Road, Sunderland, where it is claimed a teenager was raped by two strangers.Luke Richardson, 20, of Ponden Hill, and Georgi Karaboykov, 34, of Horatio Street, both Sunderland, both deny rape and assault by penetration in connection with what happened at Sanchez's flat that night.They both claim the alleged victim consented to what went on.Sharif's brother Amer Sharif, 19, of Brunton Terrace, Sunderland, denies perverting the course of justice over claims he tried to tamper with the police investigation.Prosecutor Gavin Doig has told the court Northumbria University student Omar Sharif preyed on women he gave drugs to after they "caught his eye".One of his alleged victims said Sharif got her alone and gave her free access to a pile of powdered MDMA before he attacked her.The woman told police during a video recorded interview, which has been played to jurors: "He invited me into a room by myself and gave me MDMA, quite a lot of MDMA."I was pretty out of it."He tried to kiss me. He came on to me and I said 'no'."He pushed me down onto the bed and restrained my arms."He was leaning over and pushing down on me."I turned my head out of the way and he was kissing all down my neck."I managed to get my hand and pushed him away."The woman said she felt "panic" and her "heart was going" during the attack and that she repeatedly and loudly said 'no'.She said Sharif asked her to leave after she managed to get him to stop.When asked by the police interviewer what she though might have happened if she had not managed to push her attacker away, the alleged victim said: "I don't know how far he would have taken it."The woman said she had felt "dizzy", "weird" and "confused" after taking "five or six" lines of MDMA, which she said Sharif gave her for free.Sharif denies supplying MDMA to or attacking the woman.The trial continues.