A POLICE officer from Holcombe Brook has denied raping a drunk woman after giving her a lift home.

PC Stuart Jenkins, aged 38, is alleged to have carried out the sexual assault as she slept, a court was told.

He was a serving neighbourhood officer with Greater Manchester Police at the time of the alleged incident.

A jury at Preston Crown Court was told on Monday, the first day of the trial, that the woman decided to come forward more than two years after the incident was alleged to have taken place as it had been playing on her mind.

She had not said anything earlier because she “had been fighting a battle in her head” that the defendant had not meant to rape her, the judge was told.

The court heard how the woman had been asleep when she found the defendant on top of her.

She told him to stop, which he did for a couple of minutes, before continuing again.

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told the court: “I did not know what was going on. I knew it was wrong and I knew he should not be doing it to me. I felt sick. My heart was racing and I did not know what to do. I was just stuck. I did not want anything.”

The court was told that extreme pornography had been found downloaded from two sites on Jenkins’s computer.

Nick Kennedy, prosecuting, said: “Initially, the defendant was trying to make out that regular porn just bored him and that is why he looked at more extreme sites. He was in fact obtaining sexual satisfaction in doing to the complainant that which male adults had been doing to females in the course of those activities on those two websites.”

Jenkins, of Springfield Road, has been suspended from his duties pending the outcome of the trial.

He denies one count of rape. The case continues.