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‘Sex victim’: I didn’t want to ruin life of MP’s aide

A TEENAGE parliamentary worker put off reporting alleged sexual assaults by a Tory MP’s aide because she ‘didn’t want to ruin his life’, a court heard.

Callum Warren, 27, denies forcing himself on the young woman — who was 17 at the time — on three occasions between January and July 2017, including in the office of his boss, MP Chris Skidmore.

The first attack is said to have taken place in a ladies toilet at Westminster in January. The second allegedly occurred when he tried to kiss her after the 2017 election in June.

Finally, Warren (pictured) is alleged to have followed the woman into Mr Skidmore’s office in July 2017.

It is claimed he then forced her against the door to kiss her, before shoving her into a chair and pushing his hand between her legs.

The woman described ‘crying hysterically’ and trying to push him off before running out of the office, where a Labour MP helped her to Westminster Tube station. She went to police in September 2017 after confiding in a colleague who told the Tory whips, Southwark crown court heard.

When asked by police officers why she delayed making a complaint, she said: ‘I worried if I wasn’t nice to him, he would tell people we had slept together.’

Giving evidence from behind a screen, she told the court: ‘I was just really worried about losing my job — I was really ashamed that everything had even happened.’ She said she also feared no one would believe her and ‘didn’t want to ruin his life or get a name for myself’.

Warren, from Bristol, says that the first two alleged incidents never happened and the third only involved kissing with her consent.

The trial continues.