'Victim's' mum gives evidence in Rocky teen rape trial

UPDATE THURSDAY: The mother of a teenage girl who was allegedly raped by a friend's boyfriend today gave evidence in the Rockhampton District Court.

A man, in his 20s, is on trial after allegedly raping the teenager in February last year at the home he shared with his girlfriend.

Crown Prosecutor Ryder Reid told the court the girl, aged 15 at the time, woke up to the man on top of her.

The court had yesterday heard the girl and the man were at a local football game earlier in the night with the man's girlfriend before they all went back to the house.

She had been drinking and smoked a cone of cannabis before going to bed in the spare room.

The mother told the court she knew something was wrong as soon as she saw her daughter when she returned to the family home the following day.

She said her daughter was meant to have returned after the football game.

"She was distressed and not her usual self," the mother said.

"She came into my room and I asked what had happened.

"She said she never wanted to see either of them (her friend or the boyfriend) again."

She said her daughter was crying, before telling her she had woken up in the middle of the night with the man on top of her and biting her lip.

The mum said she told the daughter not to have a shower and took her to the hospital, where a complaint was made to police.

Under questioning from defence lawyer, Ross Lo Monaco, the mother said she did not allow her daughter to drink alcohol or smoke cannabis.

 

EARLIER REPORT: A MAN is on trial in the Rockhampton District Court for allegedly raping his girlfriend's 15-year-old friend.

The court heard the incident allegedly occurred in February last year at the man's home he shared with his girlfriend.

Crown Prosecutor Ryder Reid told the court the girl, aged 15 at the time, woke up to the man on top of her.

"In the early hours the 15-year-old went to bed in the spare room of the man's house," Mr Reid said.

"She had been drinking with the man's girlfriend, she had also smoked some marijuana before falling asleep. Sometime later while it was dark she woke up with the man on top of her and his fingers in her vagina, she could feel him rubbing her and attempted to move his hand away.

"While he was on top of her he whispered her nickname in her ear and gently bit her lip but she passed out."

She said she woke up again to find the man, aged in his late 20s, still sexually assaulting her before she passed out again.

The court heard the girl and the man were at a local football game earlier in the night with the man's girlfriend and the man's cousin before they all went back to the house.

Before the game, the court heard the girl "drank two alcoholic drinks" and then drank a few more drinks at the house after the game.

The court also heard she smoked a cone of cannabis around midnight that night and at 1am she went to the spare room to go to bed.

A tape was played to the jury of the police interview with the girl the day after the alleged incident where she told police she "woke up to him on top of me" and "what he was doing was hurting me."

"I woke up, it was dark and I could see him over the top of me rubbing me and my bra was down," she said in the interview.

"He whispered my nickname into my ear and bit my lip.

"I tried to move his hand out of the way but I passed out. He came into the room the next day and said he wanted to apologise for last night then he asked me to show him my boobs.

"I went home and told my mum and brother and then I was taken to the hospital."

The trial continues today.


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