A girl allegedly raped by a Sri Lankan World Cup cricketer in Sydney, Australia final week advised police she feared for her life throughout the assault, in accordance with courtroom paperwork reported by CNN affiliate 7 Information.
Danushka Gunathilaka faces 4 expenses of sexual activity with out consent after being arrested by police in Sydney on November 5 – shortly after his staff performed their remaining T20 Cricket World Cup match.
Gunathilaka maintains his innocence of all expenses and intends to vigorously defend the matter in courtroom, his lawyer advised CNN Thursday.
Police reviews launched by a courtroom in Sydney on Wednesday and reported by CNN affiliate, 7 Information, element the police allegations in opposition to Gunathilaka.
The lady, who will not be recognized, advised police the pair went on a date in Sydney after assembly on Tinder, in accordance with police and reported by 7 Information.
Police say the pair then went to the girl’s dwelling within the harborside suburb of Rose Bay the place the girl says the alleged rape occurred, 7 Information reported.
Based on the police doc the sufferer alleges that Gunathilaka refused to put on a condom and choked the girl 3 times, 7 Information reported.
7 Information reported the main points of a police interview given by the cricketer after Gunathilaka’s arrest.
Police say he “corroborated a few of the alleged sufferer’s story however denied he had been violent or that consent had not been given.”
“The complainant tried to take away the accused’s hand by grabbing his wrist however the accused squeezed tighter round her neck,” the police doc reportedly reads, in accordance with 7 Information.
“The complainant was fearing for her life and couldn’t get away from the accused,” 7 Information reported citing the police report.
“She frequently tried to tug away from the accused, a transparent indication that she was not consenting,” police allege in accordance with 7 Information.
Prosecutors allege the girl didn’t consent to intercourse with out a condom or any of the opposite sexual acts, 7 Information reported.
Gunathilaka is being held with out bond. He has not entered a plea within the case.
7 Information reviews the following listening to within the case is January 12.
CNN has not obtained the courtroom paperwork.
This 12 months, strict new legal guidelines round sexual consent took impact within the state of New South Wales, mandating that sexual companions should acquire consent by phrase or gestures earlier than participating in intercourse, and that sexual companions have a accountability to make clear consent has been given.
The legislation stipulates that sexual consent to at least one act doesn’t assure consent to different acts.