Accused rapists’ shocking boast
TWO men accused of raping a drunk medical student in a Brisbane laneway bragged to friends about having sex when they met them at a pub soon after the alleged attack, a court has heard.
Jack Scott Turner Winship said he and Ryan David George had been laughing and joking together as they walked drunk from Paddington to West End and soon ran into a woman who was heading the opposite way.
The pair, who are on trial in Brisbane District Court, soon began kissing and touching the woman and after taking a few steps into a dark lane, engaged in sexual acts with her, the jury has heard.
Prosecutors say the men manoeuvred her into the alley to rape and sexually assault the woman, whom they targeted because she was staggering drunk. But the defence case is that all interactions were consensual.
"We were all over each other," Turner Winship said as he gave evidence on Friday.
"She was enjoying herself."
After the alleged April 2011 rape, Turner Winship and George continued towards the pub to meet friends.
"When you arrived there you bragged to your friends about what had just happened," crown prosecutor Dzenita Balic put to Turner Winship.
"Well, yeah, we had a sexual encounter, so yeah we told our friends about it," he replied.
"We had no reason to not tell anyone."
Earlier in the trial, Ms Balic told the jury the woman had left a bar and was staggering towards a bus stop when the men led her into the lane to attack her.
Turner Winship disagreed and said the woman was walking "fine".
"I don't remember anyone stumbling," he said.
Prosecution witness Michael Hayward, who spoke to the woman after the alleged rape, described her as "out of it", with blood on her lower thighs and hands.
"She said 'these guys are trying to hurt me'," he said while giving evidence on Tuesday.
The trial continues.