The Rape Crisis Blog

I've created this blog in order to bring to the forefront the sad reality of rape victims throughout the world in the 21st century. Currently I'm collecting every piece of information I can find regarding this subject, and put it here with reference to the origin. Please comment and spread it to people that may find this interesting.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Net date brings rape charge

A woman who was "looking for a bed buddy" on the internet instead found a man now accused in the Palmerston North District Court of raping her. The 27-year-old woman met the Wellington man on NZDating.com at the beginning of June last year. They arranged to meet on June 9 at her Palmerston North home but the date resulted in an accusation of rape and the man's appearance in front of a jury yesterday. Wearing black trousers, a black woollen jumper and a gold wedding band, the man pleaded not guilty to one count of rape and another of sexual violation. The man's name and occupation are suppressed. A formal application by the Manawatu Standard to have the suppression order lifted was declined by Judge Nevin Dawson.

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