Thomas, head at Glan-yr-Afon Primary school in Llanrumney, Cardiff, is said to have bought his alleged victim white underwear after having a sordid dream about her
A sex-pest primary school head teacher bought knickers for a woman, sent her sexually suggestive emails, and sexually assaulted her, a court heard.
Kevin Thomas, 47, who joined Glan-Yr-Afon Primary School in Cardiff as headmaster in 2012, denies the charges against him and is on trial at Newport Crown Court.
The two counts of sexual assault relate to the period between May and August 2015.
In a recorded statement to police played to the court, the alleged victim – who cannot be named for legal reasons – said: ‘He would always put his arms around me.
‘I remember a few occasions where he would surreptitiously move me out of the way.
‘His hands would be past my lower back but I never used to think about it. I would just get out of the way.’
She added that Thomas ‘seemed quite touchy feely’ which ‘seemed his nature’.
The complainant said Thomas saw her as his ‘stress ball’ and that over time his behaviour became more ‘amorous’ and ‘flirty’.
In her statement she said: ‘At first I did not know how to respond. I did not want this man to fancy me. I most certainly did not fancy him.’
She said that ‘alarm bells started to ring’ after one incident in May 2015.
The court heard she asked him: ‘What are you doing?’
He held his hands up and replied ‘I did not do anything’ while looking ‘gormless’.
The court heard Thomas also sent the victim several emails from his work and personal account.
The victim said: ‘Over time they became more and more explicit, more daring.’
In one email the defendant told the woman he had a ‘lovely dream’ about her wearing white knickers.
She told the police he later bought her a pair of white knickers.
The woman said: ‘He said they will look lovely on you. I just remember closing my eyes and gritting my teeth.
‘I said “give them to your wife”.
‘I walked away and thought: “I can’t believe he’s bought me knockers and that he thinks it’s okay”.’
After discussing the emails in person Thomas dismissed one sexually suggestive email as ‘only a laugh’, according to the alleged victim.
The court also heard how Thomas is alleged to have groped his victim when she was in his office
The alleged victim said on one occasion Thomas phoned her and said he was near her home and that he wanted to come inside.
She said it made her feel ‘scared’ and ‘unsafe’. The second alleged offence took place at a party.
The complainant said Thomas approached her ‘rocking his pelvis’ and then pulled her close.
She told the police she pushed him back with both hands and screamed.
She said he later told her: ‘All I was trying to do was tell you how lovely you looked.’
The court heard the defendant’s wife accused them of having an affair.
After Thomas, Fairwater, Cardiff, had been suspended he continued to email the complainant.
The woman initially reported the incidents to Cardiff council in March 2016 and contacted South Wales Police in November 2016.
Thomas, represented by Byron Broadstock, denies he committed either of the alleged sexual assaults.
The case, presided over by Judge Thomas Crowther, is before a jury of six men and six women and is expected to last for five days.
The trial continues.
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