A professional footballer on his way to training touched himself in front of a woman on a quiet train, a court heard.
AFC Wimbledon defender Paul Kalambayi, 21, allegedly touched himself over his official club tracksuit as he stared at the young woman.
He denies one count of outraging public decency after the incident in October 2018, report the Daily Star.
Kingston Crown Court heard the train carriage was empty apart from the defendant, the alleged victim, and two other passengers.
Kalambayi, who was on his way to the club's training ground in Berrylands, south west London, first sat opposite another woman before moving to sit across from the young woman.
Giving evidence, she said she became aware Kalambayi, who was then 19, was watching her and looked up to see him playing with himself over his AFC Wimbledon tracksuit.
She said: "The way he was touching himself it was like a gesture to try and entice me to him. He was holding it and showing me like 'look at my erect penis'."
The League One player, from Southwark, gave evidence he may have been "adjusting the volume on his headphones" from a button in his pocket or "fixing his boxers" and denies playing with himself.
The court heard the alleged victim was "shocked" and "wanted to get away from him" so she moved to stand by the train doors.
She told jurors today: "At Raynes Park I noticed a male get on the train, he walked past me and he was looking around for somewhere to sit.
"There were ample places he could have sat. He was looking around for somewhere to sit and he chose to sit directly in front of the woman who was on my train.
"I looked at her because he smelt quite badly of BO and it took me back a bit so I imagine it took her back a bit as well.
"I looked over at her and she looked up at him in kind of like disgust, because he did smell bad. As the train was going he then got out his seat and went to the two seats behind him.
"The way he sat down was odd as well. He sat kind of slouched across both seats in my direction with his body towards me.
"I noticed he was fiddling around with his trousers and he was holding his erect penis. And I could see it was his penis because of where it was on his body and the shape of it.
"I was just shocked and disgusted really and it annoyed me a lot that he thought that was an appropriate thing to do to anyone."
In CCTV footage shown to jurors, the woman can be seen looking at Kalambayi before getting up and walking towards the train doors.
It could also be seen that seconds later Kalambayi also got up and walked in the opposite direction from her into the next carriage.
Asked by the prosecutor if CCTV footage showed him "adjusting his boxers" as he sat adjacent to the woman, Kalambayi said: "No, I don’t think so, but I don’t see myself touching my penis. I could be changing the music."
He said he may have moved from the first seat to the seat next to her "for leg room".
Kalambayi was identified after British Transport Police compared CCTV footage on the train to photos of the squad on the team's website.
He told the court he "represented the club" when he wore the team's tracksuit and had to "behave with manners".
Kalambayi said: "[If I got into trouble] Most likely because I represent the club, I would lose my job and if that happens it would be hard to find another one."
The trial continues.
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