A MAN accused of sexually assaulting a woman at her home claimed the pair had been kissing and the sexual activity was consensual, a court heard.

A jury heard that the accused told officers 'never in a million years would I take from someone without consent, it's not in my nature.'

He went on to tell police, the court heard, that his alleged victim had 'wanted it.'

Christopher Perry denies one count of sexual assault and another of assault by penetration, both offences alleged to have taken place at an address in Chinnor, South Oxfordshire.

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The 28-year-old of Post Office Lane, Beaconsfield began his trial at Oxford Crown Court earlier this week.

Prosecutors claim that the alleged sex attack took place in June 2017 and involved Perry 'taking advantage of a woman who was either too intoxicated, asleep, or both.'

As the case continued yesterday jurors heard a police interview Perry gave soon after the allegation had been made, which was re-enacted in court.

In that interview he detailed what he claimed happened at her home.

He described to police that while they were in a bed he placed an arm over her and held her hand.

They were kissing, he claimed, on her lips and on her body and he said of the activity: "There was consent there."

He went on to tell police that soon afterwards she grabbed his throat.

He said: "She sat up and grabbed me around the throat and was like 'what the f**k are you doing?'

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"At this moment I was completely shocked, I looked at her and was like 'what do you mean?' and she started screaming."

Perry told officers that the woman then began running downstairs screaming.

He also said that on a scale of one to 10 for how drunk he was - with 10 being the most drunk - he was 'six or seven.'

He went on to say to police: "Never in a million years would I take advantage of someone while they were sleeping.

"It hurts me to even be accused of it."

The alleged victim - who cannot be named for legal reasons - also took to the witness box yesterday to be cross examined by Perry's defence barrister.

She described herself as a 'strong woman' and she said that Perry was 'not telling the truth' in his account.

Asked if the behaviour between herself and Perry was 'touchy feely' that night she replied: "No, that's an absolute lie."

She went on to deny that her fingers and Perry's were 'intertwined' or that she 'moved towards him.'

David Bright, representing Perry, put to the woman: "You were awake when he was in the bed, you were joining in?"

The alleged victim denied both assertions and said: "No, sir, that is a lie."

Perry denies both of the counts he faces and the trial continues.