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Woman alleged to have been assaulted by transgender man found with 49 separate injuries

By SWEPRMosalski  |  Posted: February 06, 2013

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Nadine Williams

A JURY have been told details of the injuries found on a woman's body after she was allegedly raped by a transgender man.

Nadine Williams, also known as Dean, is on trial at Swansea Crown Court after denying one count of rape and two of assault by penetration.

In total, 49 injuries were recorded by a doctor when the woman was examined the morning after the alleged rape on October 4, 2011.

A medical report prepared by Dr Janet Young was read to the jury and a diagram of marks and bruises or puncture marks were found on the woman's body.

They included scratches and bruises across the woman's body including her breasts, collarbone, front and back of her legs and thighs.

One of the scratches, found on her left breast was more than 10cm long. In other places "clusters" of injuries were found.

A statement by Dr Young was read which said she could not confirm when or how the injuries were inflicted but she said some were consistent with the woman's description to her about the lead up to the alleged sexual assault.

The woman had previously told the jury she had been left with scratch marks because Williams, who was dressed as a woman at the time, was wearing false nails.

The court was told when Williams, of Dan-y-coed, Tonmawr, was arrested at 5am from an address in Neath on October 5, 2011, he was wearing just a pair of white women's knickers.

He was arrested after a complaint made by a woman that he had raped and sexually assaulted her.

Police who visited the woman at 3.30am said she was "intoxicated" and her eyes were glazed.

The two officers who arrived to take her statement said they could not complete the first statement because of her "very volatile" behaviour.

The jury were told the woman had become "hysterical" and would change between crying and shouting in anger.

When officers asked what she meant by saying "he also tried to have sex with me" she became "aggressive" and called the officer "thick".

Officers later left the address but the woman was asked to attend Neath police station the next day to give a full statement to a different police officer.

The following morning, she told the officer her memory of the previous night was "fuzzy".

The woman said she was "in shock" after the incident and said she was embarrassed by her behaviour the night before.

The jury were also told details of Williams's arrest.

As officers arrived they told him he would be cautioned. Williams replied: "She was here earlier on and we had sex together but it was consensual".

The trial continues.

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