Sally Bennett-Jenkins, for the prosecution, told Harrow Crown Court, north-west London, that after flagging down his black cab, the woman was twice attacked by Mr Welton, who got into the back of the vehicle.
Ms Bennett-Jenkins said there was no dispute that the man had had sex with the woman. In an interview with police, the cab driver said he was chatting to her and it progressed. He decided he would 'try his luck with her'. He told her she was attractive and kissed her. She responded, and they made love. He maintained sex was with her consent.
Mr Welton dropped her off at her home and her boyfriend woke up to find her standing by the bed, crying and with her clothes dishevelled. He convinced her to contact the police.
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