A Torquay man has been accused of a sex attack on another man during a party.

Exeter crown court heard today that Sean Clancy, 40, of Ash Hill Road, was accused of sexual assault and assault by penetration.

According to the Herald Express, the alleged incident happened when the 22-year-old victim was on a night out in the town. He had been in a local bar and returned to a flat where the drinking continued.

There was music playing and gay films were being shown on the television. The victim is said to have become uncomfortable and wanted to leave but then fell asleep on a sofa.

He said he woke to find Clancy performing sex acts on him. After pushing him away, he ran from the flat and called police.

When his mother telephoned him in the early hours of the morning to ask where he was, the victim screamed down the phone: “I have been raped.” The call was disconnected but when she called him back, he was still screaming “rape”.

Police officers who visited the victim’s home said he was distressed and shocked.

Prosecutor Lee Bremridge told the jury they had to decide whether the victim was lying, telling the truth or was mistaken in his version of events.

The trial continues.