Andrel Harris

Grand Court jurors on Tuesday viewed videos that prosecutors say show a man indecently exposing himself to a woman he assaulted.

Leandro Theodore Solomon, 29, who is charged with indecent assault and exposure, is accused of indecently touching himself in front of the woman, after allegedly grabbing her on the buttocks.

Sitting in the witness box on Tuesday, the complainant recalled her 25‑minute ordeal. She told the seven-member jury panel that at around 12:30am on 15 Oct. last year, she was walking home alone along South Church Street when a stranger approached her.

She said he asked her for a cigarette and began walking alongside her.

She told the court that during that time, he made several advances to her and even offered to pay her rent, but she declined his offers and began videoing the incident on her phone.

In one video shown to the jury, the woman can repeatedly be heard telling the man not to follow her and that she was going home, and he should keep walking. In another video, the man can be heard offering to expose himself while the complainant screams and curses at him to get away, and cries out for help.

During questioning by Crown counsel Kerri-Ann Gillies, the complainant said that when she turned her back to the defendant and began walking away, he ran up to her, grabbed her on her lower back and then on her buttocks.

Although the assault is not seen on the videos, he was recorded touching himself in front of the woman.

The complainant said that by using Facebook, and in a subsequent police line-up, she was able to identify Solomon as her attacker.

When opening the case, Gillies told the jury that one of the video clips was posted on a social media site, where a Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officer viewed it and also identified the man in the video as Solomon.

Solomon faces one count of indecent assault in relation to grabbing the woman, as well as a charge of indecent exposure. He denies the allegations, and the trial continues.

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