A scantily-clad woman tempted a man back to her bedroom and asked for sex in the hope she would be impregnated and able to stay in the UK, a court has heard.
Married Jose Yampanya, 38, claimed the woman threatened to cry rape if he didn’t succumb to her demands as she stripped down to her just underwear, Bristol Crown Court heard.
He told the court the woman pleaded with him “please Jose, help me” and asked him to have unprotected sex with her.
When Mr Yampanya, of Bedminster, Bristol refused – she screamed, he told the jury.
Mr Yampanya faces a charge of attempted rape, which he denies.
He told the court he had helped the woman, who he met through the church, and they spent time together when his wife and children were visiting the Congo.
On the Saturday before the alleged rape he told how he stayed at the woman’s home and she tried to instigate intimacy.
Via a French interpreter he told the jury: “She was forcing me to sex. I wanted sex with a condom. She didn’t want sex with a condom.
“She was saying ‘If you don’t do it I will call the pastor to tell him you want to make love with me by force, or I’ll call the police’.”
The following Monday Yampanya said he took the woman to a post office in The Galleries, so she could collect her benefit money.
On the way back to the car she bought sandwiches and an energy drink, he said, telling him: “You will need your energy later on.”
Yampanya said that they returned to the home and, as they went into the kitchen, she unbuttoned her blouse and exposed her breasts to him.
He said: “I told her to stop. It was too early. I knew she was looking for sex. That’s why we went to her house, it was for sex.”
When the woman went upstairs, Yampanya drank a can of beer in the living room, the court heard.
She then shouted down for help but he stayed put, he said, before going upstairs when she insisted.
He told the jury: “She was in her room. She had only her underwear and bra on. She was sitting on the bed.”
Yampanya recounted how the woman kicked the door closed and they kissed and embraced, moving to the floor.
He said: “I wanted to use a condom. I had a condom with me. That’s when she didn’t want to.
“It was clear she was asking me if I could get her pregnant with a child that would support her immigration.”
When Yampanya told her he would leave unless they had protected sex, the woman pleaded with her to help him, he said.
Then there was a knock at the front door and he realised It was police.
Yampanya said: “She said ‘if it is the police, since you don’t want to help me, I will use the word rape’.”
The court has heard the woman went downstairs in a state of undress to find two police officers on her doorstep.
It transpired a neighbour who heard screams was concerned enough to call police and was told to call back if the screaming carried on.
The woman reported an attempted rape.