A Souvlaki shop owner in Victoria has appeared in court charged with five counts of indecently assaulting a young woman at Torquay in 2009.
Geelong Magistrates’ Court was told that over a short period, Evangelous Roumbos, 64, of Estelle St, Sunshine West, put his hand down the front of the complainant’s T-shirt and grabbed her breast.
Police prosecutor, Leading Senior Constable Clare Murphy, said it would also be alleged that on other occasions Mr Roumbos rubbed the 18-year-old’s inner thigh, touched her crotch, kissed her on the face and neck and bit her left breast.
“On one occasion the accused grabbed the victim by her wrists and dragged her onto his lap,” the prosecutor said. “When the victim tried to get away he touched her breast.”
Sen-Constable Murphy said that, when interviewed by police, Mr Roumbos denied the allegations.
Tania Bolton, for Mr Roumbos, said the defence denied the allegations and would say they were made up.
Magistrate Ron Saines adjourned the matters for a contested hearing at Geelong Magistrates’ Court on May 27.