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Man, 28, denies using force in stealing £15 from male OAP after sex
4:14pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
A 28-year-old Kidderminster man had sex with a 70-year-old man and then grabbed him around the throat until he passed out and stole £15 from his pension savings, a court has been told.
Christopher Morris had known the man for about five years and they had had sex with each other before but no money had been involved, Adam Western, prosecuting, told Worcester Crown Court.
Morris, of Dunlin Drive, Kidderminster, turned up at the man's home, also in Kidderminster, on Saturday, September 8 last year and was "reluctantly" allowed in, Mr Western said. Morris stripped naked and they had sex in the living room. Afterwards, Morris opened up a bureau and took £15 in cash.
The man told him to put it back and asked him to leave and showed him to the door but Morris grabbed him with his arms around his throat until he blacked out.
"When he came round, Morris and the money were gone," Mr Western said. A neighbour arrived to help and the man was treated in hospital.
Morris does not deny taking the £15 and has pleaded guilty to theft. He denies using force and has pleaded not guilty to robbery.
The 70-year-old told the court he had met Morris out cycling with a mutual acquaintance on the canal towpath five years before. They had had sex three or four times at his home, he told the jury, but he had told him not to call again.
On the night of the alleged offence, Morris turned up unexpectedly at about 9.15pm. They had sex then the man said he should go because The Last Night of the Proms had been on and was just ending so he knew it was late.
Morris started to look through his bureau and took £15 in notes from the man's pension savings, kept in a glass jar.
The man told him to put it back and he said he was only joking but, as they went to the door, Morris grabbed him and he fell and hit his head on a table, he told the court.
The trial continues.