A terrified interior designer was assaulted and raped after refusing to have sex without a condom, a jury heard yesterday. The woman, 26, told the Court of First Instance that 20-year-old Chan Sau-man used violence to subdue her in order to have sex, and broke his earlier promise only to make love 'under safe circumstances'. Chan, unemployed, denies raping the woman on November 23 last year in the San Diego Hotel in Jordan, Kowloon. The alleged victim told the court that she met the defendant through mutual friends on November 19 last year at a cafe in Tsim Sha Tsui. They met the next day, and on November 21 she telephoned Chan to invite him to the cinema because she found him 'quite nice', she told the court. They went to a karaoke bar after the film, and she said the defendant accompanied her home. Chan asked to have sex with her on that night but she refused, she said. The next day Chan telephoned her several times and invited her out for dinner that evening. Chan then asked to go to a hotel to have sex, and the woman agreed, on the condition that he use a condom. 'He said, 'Certainly, of course',' she told the court. 'I thought I could accept making love to him under safe circumstances.' Chan drove her home to collect some personal effects and three condoms, the court heard, and the pair arrived at the San Diego Hotel at about 10pm. The woman told the court they had sex once with a condom, but when she tried to leave, the defendant grabbed hold of her handbag and refused to let her go. She said Chan wanted to have sex with her again. She agreed, provided he used another condom. 'Because he talked for a long time, I felt I had to coax him. I had no way out,' she said. The woman told the jury Chan became agitated and angry when she tried to check whether he had a condom on. When she discovered he was not wearing one she refused to continue because she was afraid, she told the jury. Chan then started using abusive language towards her, hitting her and throwing her to the floor and covering her head with a pillow. She added that Chan had on a previous occasion accused her of not trusting him and claimed to be a member of a triad society. 'He said: 'There is no need for me to rape you. I can ask people to come up to rape you and none of them would use condoms.' I became scared,' she said. She told the court the defendant then forced her to have sex without wearing a condom. Prosecutor Dee Crebbin told the court that Chan had also threatened to throw the woman out of the hotel window and repeatedly slapped her in the face. Ms Crebbin said the woman had reported the incident to the police early in the morning of November 23 last year and Chan was arrested on the same day. The trial continues before Deputy Judge Louis Tong Po-sun.