Barman denies sexually assaulting schoolgirls at Elmswell riding stables

Ipswich Crown Court
Ipswich Crown Court

Two schoolgirls were sexually assaulted by a barman during an event at a riding stables in Elmswell, a court has heard.

Stephen Moorbey, 36, of Alconbury, Cambridgeshire, has pleaded not guilty to two offences of sexual assault.

He is accused of committing the offences while a party and disco was taking place at Hill Farm Stables in 2014.

This week a jury at Ipswich Crown Court heard that Moorbey undid one girl’s shorts and touched her over her underwear and stroked a second girl on the inner thigh.

Prosecuting, Marc Brown said the girls, both in their teens, had been listening to music with other people in a field with a duvet over their laps when they were assaulted.

Moorbey is accused of allowing underage guests, including the two alleged victims, to drink alcohol at the event.

Mr Brown told the jury Moorbey had denied all the allegations since his arrest.

The trial continues.