Teenager denies having sex with friend of accussed a week before alleged rape

A teenager who alleges she was raped by a Donegal man when she was 15-years-old has denied that she had sex with one of the man’s friends a week before the alleged attack.

The 23-year-old accused has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to rape, and defilement of the girl on a date in February 2008.

The now 17-year-old complainant, who was recalled for further cross examination, told defence counsel, Mr David Goldberg SC that she was “not there” when he put it to her that she had sex with another male a week prior to the alleged incident.

She denied having had sex with the man in his house, and also denied telling the man he did not need to use a condom because she was using a contraceptive device.

The teenager told prosecuting counsel Conor Devally that she knew of the man making these allegations but had not spoken to him. She said she had never gone to his house or “hung out” with him.

She told Mr Devally that it remained her evidence that she had only one sexual experience before the alleged rape and that was with a person with whom she was having a relationship.

The trial continues before Mr Justice George Birmingham and a jury of seven men and five women.