Man doctored Facebook following rape, court told
A MAN has been accused of raping his half-sister at knife point, and falsifying a Facebook conversation between them making the sex seem consensual.
The 19-year-old, who cannot be named so as to protect the alleged victim, pleaded not guilty on Monday to the charge of rape in the Ipswich District Court.
The Crown Prosecution yesterday alleged that on January 29, 2013, the man visited his 15-year-old half-sister who was staying in Ipswich.
The pair, along with a number of other people, watched television and played video games while smoking cannabis.
After the rest went to sleep the man offered to get the girl a drink of water and walked into the kitchen.
Crown Prosecutor Caroline Marco alleged he returned holding a knife and told her if she didn't have sex with him he'd stab her.
She alleged he then put the knife on the girl's stomach and raped her, telling her to stop pushing him away or he'd stab her.
The next morning she told people about the alleged rape and went to the police. While she was at the station she received a phone call from an aunt, whose place she had been staying at.
The court heard she had failed to log out of her Facebook account on her aunt's iPad who saw a conversation between her and the man seeming to show the sex was consensual.
However, the girl has denied the conversation ever took place, and said the man had asked to borrow her phone to check his own Facebook and claimed he had used her phone to falsify the conversation.
The court yesterday heard evidence from one of the girls present on the night who said the man had been drinking and the girl was high on cannabis by the end of the night.
The trial continues.