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Jai Prasad States Sex Was Consensual

Rape accused, Jai Prasad told the Suva High Court yesterday that he had consensual sex with the complainant. The court heard the complainant wanted Prasad to make love to her;
15 Jun 2017 11:15
Jai Prasad States Sex Was Consensual
Jai Prasad outside the High Court in Suva on June 13, 2017. Photo: Vilimoni Vaganalau

Rape accused, Jai Prasad told the Suva High Court yesterday that he had consensual sex with the complainant.

The court heard the complainant wanted Prasad to make love to her; Prasad alleged in evidence before the Judge Justice, Vincent Perera yesterday when he took the stand as the defence witness.

He also told the Court that no x-rated movie was played by him while they were drinking after the complainant had returned from her home to finish the drinks with Prasad.

The 35-year-old told the Court that while they were kissing on the sofa of his living room, his flat mate had entered the house.

He said they held each other’s hands like a couple and went into his bedroom, and there was no force. They were like a romantic couple he further told Court.

Prasad also told the Court that the allegation against him of penetrating the complainant from the posterior was false because it was only vaginal penetration by consent.

In cross examination, when asked by the Prosecution lawyer, Juleen Fatiaki that as a neighbour the complainant trusted Prasad, Prasad replied: “I trusted her too.”

Prior to this, the State presented three additional witnesses who were the complainant’s father, sister and a doctor from the Colonial War Memorial Hospital.

The doctor had been called in to explain the medical report of the victim who was examined by one of the registrars working for Dr James Fong’s Unit- Obstetrics and Gynecology.

The medical report of the complainant stated she had bruises on her shoulder and bite marks. Dr Fong while explaining the Police Medical Statement of the complainant, said bruises also meant love bites.

He further explained to the Court that there were no bruises or lacerations or injuries to the complainant’s private parts.

He stated that the statement by the doctor meant that the injury to her private part was common in any consensual sex.

Her father told the Court that he sat with the accused to drink beer and later whisky on July 30 last year.

He later left with his grandson and left behind his daughter with the accused.

However, during her statement the complainant had told the Court that she had gone with her father to drop off her child and returned to Prasad to continue drinking.

Prasad also told the court that the complainant did not make any complaints while they were having intercourse in his bedroom.

He said later that night the complainant kissed him goodbye and returned to her house. The trial continues today.

 

 

 

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