Nightclub boss forced woman to look at his “small, flaccid penis” before sexually assaulting her,court heard.

A powerful nightclub boss forced a young woman to look at his “small, flaccid penis” before sexually assaulting her, a court heard.

Club owner Darren Pinches, 52, is also accused of forcing a full bag of cocaine into her face to stupefy her while he carried out the assault because he felt “untouchable”.

The owner of Bushwackers nightclub, in Worcester, has however denied trying to overpower the woman in the incident which allegedly took place on New Year’s Day last year.

He also denies further charges of cocaine possession, on January 13 last year, supplying cocaine between February 9 and 15, 2016 to another woman, and offering to supply cocaine to a third woman between September 3 and 5, 2015.

Ben Aina QC, prosecuting, opened the case in front of a jury of six men and six women at Warwickshire Justice Centre on Friday (9/11).

He said: “It’s the prosecution case that Darren Pinches was a powerful man.

“He owned clubs and managed many staff.

“The incidents you will be concerned with all occurred on his premises.

“The prosecution say he knew he could control the cctv system within his premises and the Crown say he knew that many members of his staff would be too frightened to co-operate with the police.

“In short, the prosecution say he thought he was untouchable.”

“The first complainant, now 22, was attacked inside a first floor private office in Bushwackers as the club was closing at about 5.15am on New Year’s Day last year.

“She said Pinches and the complainant’s female friend snorted cocaine.

“However, the complainant herself refused his alleged offer and felt ‘uncomfortable’.

“The complainant did not want to be left alone with Pinches but her friend ‘laughed and walked out, closing the door behind her’.

“Mr Pinches stood in front of the door and said ‘you’re not going anywhere. Sit down’.”

“When she refused inhale a line of cocaine he swore at her.

“He grabbed the bag containing the cocaine and forcibly put it over her nose with his hand on the back of her head.

“She panicked and she inhaled.

“Pinches was then said to have said in crude terms that he wanted to have sex with her.

“She told him she did not want to have sex with him and was on her period.

“He didn’t care – he grabbed her shoulders.

“He grabbed the top of her straps and pulled her top down, exposing her breasts and then kissed her chest area.

“She didn’t want any of this. She pushed him off. He was not going to be deterred.”

Pinches is then alleged to have grabbed her private parts, pulled down his own trousers and boxer shorts, where she saw his “small, flaccid penis” according to Mr Aina.

He added: “Pinches then pulled his trousers up and called the complainant ‘a slag’.

“She punched him in the throat, ran to the door, kicked it open and ran down the stairs.

“She was crying. She was shouting.”

Mr Aina said traces of cocaine were found on a speaker in the office at Bushwackers where the alleged sexual assault happened.

He also said Pinches tried to dispose of cocaine by flushing it down the sink at his home at Berkley Gardens, Fernhill Heath, Worcs, on January 13 last year when police arrived to arrest him.

It was however recovered and found to be of the same type that was found on the speaker, according to Mr Aina.

The trial continues.

By Richard McAllister

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