AN alleged sexual assault victim of a former Witney bus driver told a jury she was ‘haunted’ by what he did to her.

Peter Gibbs, 60, is on trial at Oxford Crown Court charged with three counts of historic child sex abuse which is alleged to have taken place in the early 2000s.

Gibbs, of Briary Lane, Carterton, has denied two counts of indecent assault, one on at least three occasions and the second on at least two occasions, and one count of rape of a girl under the age of 16.

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The alleged victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is now an adult.

During the second day of the trial on Tuesday (March 12), the woman gave evidence in court where she told the jury that Gibbs had assaulted her near Blenheim Palace, in layby near Curbridge and in a graveyard in Witney.

She said: “All I remember was screaming and shouting for him to get off me with my hands on his chest.

“I didn’t know what to do, I didn’t understand fully what he was doing. It haunted me for days afterwards.”

The woman said Gibbs used to text her frequently, allegedly threatening to kill himself.

“He was constantly texting me,” she said. “He told me he loved me, he told me I was a very pretty girl.

“He used to tell me he couldn’t go on and I was the only one who loved and cared for him and I felt sorry for him in a way.”

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When asked about the alleged sexual incidents, the woman said she couldn’t remember exactly when they happened but there were three that stood out for her.

She said there was one incident where he assaulted in on the bus he drove for a work in a layby near Blenheim Palace.

Another alleged occasion took place in a layby near Curbridge which has since been removed to make way for a roundabout.

She told the jury: “He put his hands between my legs and tried to kiss me. I said, ‘What are you doing? Don’t. Stop.’

“I made it completely obvious that I did not like it.”

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When asked by Gibbs’s defence lawyer why the woman would continue to text the defendant or take trips on his bus, she said: “Although I found it creepy, he also seemed to be a nice guy and would offer lifts home and genuinely would be nice in a way.

“I had never been in that situation before, I was very young.”

The trial continues.