A male babysitter told his alleged victim that he had been ‘sent by God’ before sexually assaulting them, a court heard.
Alexander Green, aged 31, of Crosspool, Sheffield, also told one of his victims that he was ‘the chosen one’ and ‘special’.
Green is accused of 24 counts of sexual assault against four boys he babysat for in Sheffield.
One of the alleged victims, now 18, told police in April 2014 that Green – who has type 1 diabetes – had said to him ‘he was ‘special’ and ‘the chosen one’.
The teenager’s interview was played to a jury Sheffield Crown Court yesterday. In it, he told detectives: “I can vividly remember waking up in the middle of the night and he was touching me.
“I then asked what he was doing and he said, ‘It’s fine, I’m helping you experiment, I’m showing you how nice it can be.’”
When asked how it ended, the complainant said: “It got to a point where I would roll over and say no to him.
“He would keep talking all this spiel about how nice he was trying to be. As soon as I started to question it properly, he backed off.”
The complainant added that the abuse went on ‘weekly’ for ‘about three or four years’.
The officer interviewing him asked why he didn’t speak out.
The complainant said: “It was because of his illness, he was really ill sometimes. I felt I couldn’t tell anyone and back then I felt no one would believe me.
Green denies 23 counts of sexual assault of a child under the age of 13 and one count of causing a child to engage in sexual activity.
The trial continues.