Woman denies rape ‘lie’

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AN alleged rape victim broke down in tears as she denied she was lying.

The 32-year-old Wigan woman begged the accused, Kenneth Jolley, to tell the truth and disputed suggestions she had made up the attack.

During the Liverpool Crown Court trial, she said to defence barrister, Paul Treble, “My God, are you for real?”

Speaking via video link, she denied defence claims that Jolley had spent the previous night with her and they had taken heroin. She also denied on the evening of the alleged rape she had wanted to have sex with him.

Mr Treble said she had wanted to act out a rape fantasy, and while doing this Jolley lightly slapped her across the face and tied her up. She disputed this and maintained he had raped her. “I’m lucky to be alive,” she claimed.

Jolley, 41, of Broadway, Hindley, denies rape and assault causing actual bodily harm on April 9 this year.