A council employee says she was disgusted to feel Kāpiti Coast District councillor David Scott rubbing his genitals against her.
Stuff reports that the woman was giving evidence yesterday before a Wellington District Court jury of the incident that took place during a morning tea break in a council meeting in April last year.
She said she was talking to mayor K Gurunathan and it took four or five seconds for the person to move firmly along me, not moving past me. The direction was forward thrusting.
She looked back and saw David Scott and said she was quite disgusted.
The mayor asked me what was wrong. She said it was that man and that he was disgusting. He then walked off without a word.
The next day she emailed Scott and said she was no longer prepared to work with him. He replied, apologising and commented that he had recently had an operation on his genitals and it would have been painful to do that.
The woman then went to the police.
Scott, 71, has pleaded not guilty to the one charge of indecent assault. The trial is expected to take two more days.