A SEX addiction therapist locked a boy inside a leisure centre toilet cubicle and raped him, a court heard.
Psychotherapist Nicholas Gully, 47, is accused of attacking the 14-year-old boy at King Alfred Leisure Centre in Hove as he waited for his mum to pick him up.
The jury at Hove Crown Court heard that the boy had been to the gym on January 29 this year.
The prosecution said Gully, who lives in Rottingdean but is a sex addiction specialist at the Brunswick Clinic in London, followed the boy in to the leisure centre bathroom after staring at him outside while he was on the phone.
The teenager had been waiting for his mother to pick him up when he decided to go to the toilet.
The jury was played the teenager’s police interview, during which he said: “He casually walked into my cubicle as I opened the door and he locked the door behind him. I am not sure if there was someone else in the bathroom.
“He asked me to take my trousers down and I did.”
He told police that Gully then said that he was going to perform a sex act on him.
“I felt paralysed. I was scared,” he said in the police interview.
Gully, of Eley Crescent, Rottingdean, denies two counts of sexual assault and one of rape.
The trial continues.
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Source: The Argus