A 27-year-old out gay man in Queensland has been accused of raping his female friend. The accused, identified as Dominic Edmund Hansson, has pleaded not guilty and is facing trial before a District Court in Brisbane, reported The Courier Mail. Trigger Warning: This story has details of a sexual assault, which might be distressing to some readers.
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The woman alleged that Hansson had turned up at her door around 1.30 am on December 7, 2019, asking to be let in. The woman let him in, but told him that he would have to sleep on the couch.
Crown prosecutor Chris Cook told Judge Catherine Muir in his opening address on Monday that Hansson insisted on sleeping in the bed and told the woman not to worry as she would be “safe”, The Courier Mail reported.