A WOMAN has gone on trial at York Crown Court accused of indecently assaulting a young schoolboy.

Melissa Jane Francis Drummond, now 53, is alleged to have carried out the abuse more than 30 years ago when she was a teenager.

The defence claims the boy, now a man, mixes fantasy with reality, has been admitted to hospital for drug-induced psychosis and has contradicted himself in the witness box.

Drummond, of St Stephen’s Road, Acomb, denies four charges of indecent assault.

Giving evidence, the alleged victim, now a man, claimed that she indecently assaulted him on between one and 10 occasions.

“The first few times I quite liked it and looked forward to her coming back and then I remember hating what she was doing,” he alleged.

He claimed he couldn’t remember exactly how old he was at the time.

In cross-examination, he agreed with defence barrister Michael Rawlinson that he had been a heavy drinker for years, had had sessions when he took cannabis, alcohol and anti-depressant medicine, and had taken amphetamine and Ecstasy in the 1990s.

Opening the prosecution, Aisha Wadoodi said the woman claimed to police that the alleged victim had told her of his “undying love for her” when he was a teenager. “She said: ‘What do you want me to do, leave my husband for a schoolboy?’”

The trial continues.