Jet ski operator acquitted of rape
A jury on Monday acquitted jet ski operator Kevin Romer of the rape of an American tourist on a private island three years ago.
Romer, who was on bail, denied the rape claim at his trial before Justice Renae McKay. Romer acknowledged that he took his accuser on a ride on his sports craft on January 2, 2016 for free.
In his interview with police, Romer denied having consensual sex with the woman or raping her.
However, he claimed that she was concerned that her friends would, “think she was a hoe by having sex with a man she didn’t know”.
The woman claimed that Romer used a condom during the rape.
David Cash represented Romer. Cassie Bethel and Joel Seymour prosecuted.
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