A Heacham man no longer deserves to be a “pillar of society”, a woman who claims he sexually abused her 30 years ago has said.
The woman, who alleges that Peter Lee subjected her to five years of repeated abuse, told a jury at Ipswich Crown Court she had been too frightened of him to make her allegations at the time.
Lee, 75, of Lords Lane, Heacham, is on trial charged with 13 counts of indecent assault and six of gross indecency against two schoolgirls.
The alleged offences are all said to been committed in Haverhill in the 1970s and early 1980s. He denies the claims.
The younger of the girls, now in her 40s, told the court: “Peter Lee physically and sexually abused me and I can’t let him be a pillar of society any longer.”
The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said that she had believed Lee was going to rape her on one occasion, only to be stopped when someone else approached.
She also claimed that Lee’s attentions had been painful and had caused her injuries.
She added: “He is someone you don’t cross. He is a nasty man.”
The jury earlier heard from the other alleged victim, who said she had been subjected to similar abuse and had also been too scared to report it at the time.
The woman said that after getting in contact with the other girl, they had decided to finally go to police.
But Lee denied all the allegations against him and told police he could not understand why they had lied about him. The trial continues.