An Auckland man accused of a near-30-year reign of terror against three women allegedly raped one of them in hospital after she had given birth.
The 56-year-old is on trial before the High Court at Auckland facing 26 charges, the majority of which cover violence and sexual allegations.
The defendant, who has name suppression and is representing himself, allegedly controlled the women through beatings and chilling threats.
Prosecutor Robin McCoubrey called it “an awful catalogue of allegations”.
“No one could claim otherwise.”
One of the more recent accusations was that the man had raped a former partner in the post-natal unit of Auckland Hospital.
“She will tell us she didn’t want to have sex with him, perhaps understandably, but succumbed to the pressure,” the prosecutor said.
A midwife will give evidence of what she saw when she walked in on them.
This guy is clearly an animal, and if the victims want this guy shamed, he should not get the benefit of name suppression. What he’s done is truly sickening. Read more »