An alleged victim of a football coach accused of sex attacks on young players told a court he abused him in the showers and in his van.
George Ormond is accused of 38 sex offences against 19 boys and young men over a 25-year period, which he denies.
Jurors have heard Ormond was a coach at North East clubs and volunteered as a kit man and driver at Newcastle United.
One alleged victim, now a middle-aged man, giving evidence to jurors from behind screens at Newcastle Crown Court, told of alleged incidents in the shower and in a car park in Ormond’s van.
The man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, said one time when he was aged around 15, he got in the showers and noticed Ormond was carrying out a sex act on himself while facing the wall.
He told the court: “He was making comments about my genitals, asking about the size.
“Then he came forward and grabbed hold of me.”
He said Ormond tried to carry out a sex act on him but stopped when he thought he heard a door open.
Asked what his reaction was, he said: “Just shock, I had never experienced anything like that before.”
Afterwards, he claims Ormond “made a comment about not telling anyone or I don’t get home”.
He said on another occasion not long after, a similar thing happened again after a sports event.
The man said: “Afterwards he suggested a shower again which I didn’t want to.
“He made a comment: ‘You are not getting in the van if you are dirty, sweaty’.
“Pretty much the same thing happened.
“He got in the shower, stood in the same place, I followed him in. I was wary. And the same thing happened - he started masturbating.
“I was shocked, terrified. As much as I probably should have expected it again, I still couldn’t believe it actually happened.”
Asked what he was terrified of, he said: “Everything. The act itself. It was an experience I had not experienced.
“And I think a bit of fear of him. He was popular, everybody liked him.
“At that age, it was just something you don’t expect.”
Afterwards, in the van, he claimed Ormond told him: “Don’t tell anybody”.
For more than 30 years, the man did not tell anyone, he says because he feared no-one would believe him and because of the embarrassment or what people might say.
When the complainant was aged around 16, he was in a pub with friends when he said Ormond came in and bought him and his pals pints.
The complainant and his friends went to leave around 9pm and he says Ormond followed him out and suggested he drop him off, even thought he lived just a five minute walk from the pub.
He told the court: “I said I would just walk because it was not far. He said he was passing so would drop me off.
“But obviously when you are young and a little bit in fear, you pretty much do what you are told. I was very shy. I accepted his lift.
“He started the engine and drove back about 50 yards to the other end of the car park. It was quiet and dark.
“He reversed back into a space and turned the engine off. He didn’t have his seatbelt on.
“He asked me to pull my trousers down. I didn’t want to. I said no. He started forcibly pulling my trousers down. They were jeans. George Ormond undid the button and zip. He pulled my underwear down as well.
“I was reluctant but pretty much gave up.”
The man said Ormond carried out a sex act on himself then performed another sex act on him.
He added: “I was just in shock and in fear. It was not something I wanted.”
He said on another occasion a similar thing happened when he was at the pub.
The man said: “He made a beeline for me.
“I had finished my pint and was ready to go, he followed me out. I didn’t want to get in the same situation.
“He wanted me to get in his van, which I reluctantly did, and the same thing happened.
“Back to where he parked before, there was no discussion, he just told me to undo my jeans. He did it.
“I didn’t want to. I had said that again to him.”
The man said at the time it was his ambition to be a professional footballer and he was aware Ormond “had contacts”.
He said: “He always made it clear if you are good enough you will find your way to a football club.
“It was a dream me and a lot of other young lads dreamed of.
“There was a fear if you crossed him things would not quite go as smoothly football-wise.”
Asked why he had not reported the allegations until just after Christmas last year, when he contacted an NSPCC helpline, he said: “I think I thought I could get through life without getting justice for myself.
“Believe me, this is the hardest thing I’ve had to do, to come here and do this, but it was something I had to do for me.
“I thought it was time I actually came forward and stood up to him.”
The man refuted defence suggestions that he is making up the allegations and telling lies.
Ormond’s last known address was Westwood View, Newton Abbott, Devon, but ChronicleLive cannot publish his current address after trial judge Edward Bindloss rejected our application for it to be provided in the way all defendants’ addresses usually are.
The 62-year-old denies 36 allegations of indecent assault, one of indecency and one of buggery.
The trial continues.