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Court hears details of alleged rape by transgender man in Neath house with sadomasochistic 'dungeon'

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: February 06, 2013

Nadine Williams

Alleged attacks: Nadine Williams, aged 39, formerly known as Dean Williams, of Dan-y-coed, Tonmawr

A JURY have been told details of an alleged rape involving a transgender man in a sadomasochistic “dungeon”.

Nadine Williams, also known as Dean, is on trial at Swansea Crown Court after denying rape and two counts of sexual assault.

The woman he is alleged to have attacked gave evidence by videolink on day two of the trial.

Prosecuting barrister Huw Rees told the jury that the prosecution case was that the pair had been out for dinner on October 4, 2011, in Neath when Williams invited the woman back to a house in the town to see his new women’s clothes.

Mr Rees said Williams, 39, of Dan-y-coed, Tonmawr, had recently announced he was transgender and had begun wearing women’s clothes.

After dinner, the pair went to the Neath home of one of Williams’s friends and into the sadomasochistic — also known as S&M — room, which was set-up in an upstairs bedroom. The room known as “the dungeon” contained various whips, sex toys and dominatrix apparatus, Mr Rees said.

The house belonged to another transgender man, known as Nikki, who worked as an escort, the court heard.

Nails

After looking round the room, they went into another bedroom which is when the woman alleges she was pushed onto the bed.

She claimed Williams then got on top of her, ripping off her bra and top before raping her.

The woman said she was left with scratches on her back and breasts caused by Williams’s false nails after the attack.

She also said she tried to fight him off.

WIlliams is also alleged to have performed two other sex acts on the woman, one in the bedroom, the other as she tried to escape from a living room.

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, then ran to a friend’s house and was discovered crying hysterically and “shaking uncontrollably”.

After his arrest, Williams admitted the pair had sex but said it was consensual.

During cross-examination, the woman was quizzed about differences between her first account of the incident given to police and her later statement. She admitted her memory was “fuzzy” but said she remembered Williams being on top of her.

A blood test revealed she was more than two-and-a-half times the legal driving limit the day after the alleged assault. She denied his account of the night.

The jury were told by Geraint Walters, representing Williams, that the woman had made a previous allegation of rape against another man.

The trial continues.

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