City worker in her 20s ‘was raped in her flat by black cab driver, 61, who took her home after she had night out with colleagues’
- Black taxi driver David Jacobs, 61, is accused of raping a drunk city worker
- The woman, who is in her 20s, got into Jacobs’ cab at 8.30pm on February 3
- The court heard the alleged victim has no memory of opening her front door
- Jacobs denies raping the young woman in the flat claiming sex was consensual
A woman was raped in her flat by the black cab driver who took her home after she got drunk with colleagues, a court heard.
David Jacobs, 61, sexually assaulted the City worker at her apartment in south London after collecting her from Fleets near St Paul’s Cathedral, jurors heard.
The woman, in her 20s, had drunk an ‘awful lot’ of wine after after enjoying free celebratory drinks and decided to travel home at around 8.30pm on February 3, this year.
CCTV was shown in court of the woman falling backwards in the bar while collecting her bag and coat.
Black Cab driver David Jacobs, pictured today outside Inner London Crown Court, is accused of raping a female city worker in her 20s after he picked her up from near St Paul’s Cathedral on February 3
Jacobs, who denies the charge, is accused of raping the woman inside her flat
Amanda Hamilton, prosecuting, said the woman recalls Jacobs asking her to show him her breasts during the journey to which she pressed the record button on her phone.
During the recording, played to jurors at Inner London Crown Court, Jacobs can be heard saying ‘You might as well let me f*** you’.
The woman claims she woke up the following morning lying next to a pile of her vomit with no recollection of opening or closing her front door.
She later told police she recalled a man with a hairy body and pot belly pulling a dress over her head, then having sex with her.
Jacobs, who has worked as a taxi driver for more than 20 years, denies rape and claims the woman was flirting’ and making ‘sexual advances towards him’.
He maintains that the woman consented to sex at her flat.
Amanda Hamilton, prosecuting, asked Jacobs about his police interview in which he was asked by the police officer if he had ever had sex with a passenger before.
Jacobs had replied: ‘Oh mate, I don’t know, a few years ago when I first got the cab and [a woman] started talking about Fake Taxis (porn site) where the bloke picks women up and if they can’t pay in cash they have to pay in another way and all that.
‘I didn’t have sex with her but it was like an encounter, do you know what I mean, I’m not proud of it.’
Ms Hamilton asked: ‘So, when the officers asked if you had ever had sexual relations with a passenger you brought into your cab you said yes?’
The married father-of-two replied: ‘I didn’t understand the question, I thought they meant like talking’ Jacobs said, shaking his head.
‘I was in a high-pressure situation, I thought they were going to investigate the situation,’ said Jacobs.
‘So this previous encounter was sexual chat and not sexual touching in anyway?’ said Ms Hamilton.
‘Absolutely not,’ replied Jacobs.
Jacobs, of Barking, Essex, denies rape.
The trial continues.