Mother, 31, was told that her rapist from Wales would run free because the police could not be sure that she agreed, even though she broke her arm during brutal attacks
- The woman was drinking with friends at a sports bar in December 2017
- Welsh man the woman raped, broke her arm and left her with bruises
- The Queensland police identified the man, but he used the & # 39; case of fact & # 39; defense
- The alleged attacker claimed that he understood that the woman agreed to sex
A mother who broke her arm during a brutal rape was told that her attacker would run free because he had told the police that she agreed.
The then 30-year-old was drinking a few drinks in December 2017 in a sports bar in Nerang on the Gold Coast.
The woman said she had talked to a Welsh man all night who then offered to walk away when she was ready to leave.
As they walked outside, the man led her away from the bar entrance and attacked her.
As they walked outside, the man led her away from the bar entrance and allegedly attacked her (stock)
The man also strangled her in an attempt to keep her still and to leave her with multiple bruises on her neck (stock)
& # 39; He pushed me over, pulled my hair. I tried to get away, but when I fell, my arm broke, & she said news.com.au.
& # 39; I remember it was just ice cold. I heard a car and started screaming in the hope that someone would help me. He stepped away from me and stood up and left me lying back with broken eyes, & she said.
The man also strangled her in an attempt to keep her still and leave her with multiple bruises on her neck.
The mother said the man was going to rape her again.
After an investigation, the police finally identified the man and told the victim to enjoy her Christmas vacation and that everything was in their hands.
The police told the 31-year-old that she would charge her alleged attacker with three counts of rape and extra costs for her personal injury.
& # 39; Error of fact & # 39; law means that as a man & # 39; honest and reasonable faith & # 39; the woman agrees that he cannot be accused of rape
But after six months, the police called the victim to the police station and said they were powerless to act because the & # 39; error of facts & # 39; from Queensland meant that the man could leave without being accused.
Archaic law dictates that if a man & # 39; honest and reasonable faith & # 39; the woman agrees that he cannot be accused of rape.
& # 39; He said he had an honest and reasonable belief that I had agreed, but I have always been told that you no longer believe that permission if there are broken bones, bruises, scratches and you are a woman dark attacks, & # 39; she told the publication.
The case is still open and the woman says the police have stuck with her with one who even claims that the alleged attacker has a & # 39; bullsh * t story & # 39; has made, but there was nothing they could do.
She hopes that the Queensland government will soon change the law because they have revised the defense since last May.
Sexual assault support services:
1800 RESPECT: 1800 737 732
Lifeline: 131 114
Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636
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