A WOMAN has described allegations she abused a boy when she was a teenager as “drunken nonsense” and “unbelievable”.

Melissa Jane Francis Drummond, 53, alleged she did not know the boy or his family until she was 20.

She claimed he made her feel uncomfortable because he preferred to be with her rather than with other boys his age.

She said that he told her that he loved her and she loved him. She told him not to be stupid.

“It was a stupid schoolboy crush,” she claimed.

The boy denies that conversation took place and claims that she abused him when he was young.

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

Giving evidence at York Crown Court, she denied abusing him in any way.

“I am absolutely, 100 per cent telling you the truth, no I didn’t (abuse him),” she alleged.

The jury has seen comments the man made about his claims.

Asked what she thought of it, she said: “Unbelievable. I thought it was just drunken nonsense.”

Shortly afterwards the man made a specific claim about the abuse. She challenged him to tell the police.

“I was very angry,” she claimed. “Why was something like that coming out of his mouth, hurt, I was hurt as well.”

When he had given evidence, the alleged victim had claimed that he had spoken about the allegations during a conversation.

After he made his claim, he alleged: “She just absolutely shrunk physically. It was quite good. She was quiet. Before she was being loud and brash, just like a 50-year-old chav really.”

He claimed he had thought for 30 years about how he would challenge her.

The defence alleges he is an attention seeker, which he denies.

Drummond alleged that she had thought the alleged victim had appeared to be a normal boy.

The trial continues.