A woman told a High Court jury yesterday how she was raped by a man she met through a telephone dating hotline after she refused to have sex with him. The 29-year-old mother of one said she became acquainted with Leung Ping-wa a few months after she gave birth because she was unhappy and suspected her husband of having an affair, the Court of First Instance heard. She told the jury that in March last year, she started dating the defendant after meeting through the hotline and later they had sex at his flat in Kwai Shing West Estate, Tsuen Wan. Their relationship lasted only three months, after which she avoided seeing the defendant, the court heard. Leung, unemployed, yesterday pleaded not guilty to rape and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. The alleged offences took place on May 16. The woman said Leung persistently called her and demanded to see her after she wanted to break up. She said the defendant also threatened to disclose their relationship to her husband. She later promised to go to Leung's flat on May 16 to talk the matter over. The woman said Leung refused to break up and when she was about to leave, he became emotionally unstable and pointed a knife at her. She said she was injured on the wrist during a struggle and that Leung banged her head against the wall. She said Leung wanted to have sex with her once more but she refused. Leung then dragged her onto a bed and raped her, the court heard. 'I shouted out and cried. He used his hand to cover my mouth and nose and almost suffocated me.' After she promised to see him once a week, Leung let her go. Prosecutor Wong Hay-yiu said the woman took a taxi and made calls to two friends. She then reported the matter to the Mongkok police station. The defendant was arrested that night outside his flat. The trial continues before Mr Justice Pang Kin-kee.