Victim of alleged sexual assault by former real estate agent details act

André Diotte's trial continued at the Laval courthouse Wednesday.  The former RE/MAX real estate agent accused of sexually assaulting a client listened to the cross examination from the back of the court room, sitting with a few people, one a teenage boy who giggled a lot coming in and out of the court room.

For hours the victim, who's name is under publication ban, recounted the morning of December 1, 2011, when she says Diotte forced her to have sexual relations while evaluating her home for her divorce. 

She says after the 15 minute home visit, Diotte grabbed her waist and told her she smelt good.  

"He told me he was having problems with his wife, that she hadn't let him touch her in over a month," the victim said on the stand.

When she asked him to stop and tried to kick him out, she says Diotte got angry, pushing himself on her and kissing her against a wall.

She says when she pleaded for him to stop, he did. He was trembling and apologizing for losing control.

Just as she thought he would leave, "he turned into an animal, I saw it in his eyes and was petrified," she said. 

"He told me shhh as I pleaded for him to stop."

He pulled her hair, hit her head against the wall and pulled her into a room for the act.

Diotte's lawyer would not comment on whether or not he will testify.

The trial, which began Monday was supposed to last three days, but is expected to last longer.

On Tuesday, a phone recording of Diotte speaking to the victim about the assault was played in the court room.  That recording was used to arrest him. 

Two police investigators have also testified. 

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