A WOMAN who alleges she was sexually attacked by her fiance told a jury yesterday that he taped her mouth shut, held a knife to her throat and later urinated on her, Newcastle District Court heard.
The accused has pleaded not guilty to sexual intercourse without consent with his barrister Paul Marr telling the jury that his client ‘‘says nothing of the sort occurred’’.
The complainant told the jury that she and the accused met online in August 2010 before they met in person two months later.
He proposed in December that year and she said yes before he moved into her Lake Macquarie home in early 2011, she said.
The relationship had its ups and downs and he became ‘‘controlling’’ and ‘‘mentally abusive’’ in the weeks leading up to the alleged incident, she said.
On the night of June 16 the complainant said she and the accused both drank some wine before she went to sleep in a spare bedroom.
She said she occasionally slept in that room because it was warmer and her fiance snored.
She said he came into the room and said ‘‘Bub’’ before putting tape across her mouth.
She said she couldn’t breathe and that he removed the tape before putting other pieces of tape across her mouth. He also had a vegetable knife and held it to her throat at one stage before ‘‘ripping’’ her clothes off, she said.
He performed a sex act on her and threatened to harm her children, she said.
‘‘He said, ‘If you yell, the boys are gonna be next’,’’ she said.
The complainant said that after the alleged attack the accused urinated on her while she was standing beside the bed. She was too scared to go to the police.
Mr Marr, in his opening statement to the jury, said, ‘‘The focus is what happened, if anything, in that bedroom’’.
The trial before Judge Peter Maiden continues Tuesday.