Jury to decide rape accused’s fate today
A teacher texted “help” to her roommate while on a date in October 2016 with a man she’d met at a bar.
Blenrick Miller stands accused of raping the woman at his home, but he claims the woman consented to the sexual encounter.
Today an eight-woman, one-man jury will decide whether Miller is guilty of rape.
In a closing address yesterday, prosecutor Joel Seymour said that the woman’s plea for help and her withdrawn behavior on her return home are signs that she was violated.
However, Miller’s lawyer, Wayne Munroe, QC, pointed out that the alleged victim didn’t immediately report the incident to police, although she lived down the street from a police station.
Munroe also noted that despite the white woman’s account of a physical struggle during the alleged sexual assault she had no visible bruises on her skin.