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Rape victim questioned about her lack of injuries

An alleged rape victim was yesterday questioned about her lack of physical injuries during the encounter. Blenrick Miller is on trial for the alleged sexual assault of an expatriate teacher at his home in Yamacraw in October 2016.

Miller has denied the charge at his trial before Justice Renae McKay.

The woman, who testified via VideoLink, said that Miller grabbed her and performed various sex acts on her without her consent when they went on a date.

During her testimony, the white woman said that Miller held her down by pressing his hands on her thighs; she also claimed that they struggled and both fell onto a tiled floor.

Miller’s lawyer, Wayne Munroe, QC, asked the woman if she had sustained any physical injuries during the alleged assault. She said she did not.

The alleged victim’s roommate testified Wednesday that she was withdrawn after she returned home around 12 a.m. on October 15, from a date with the defendant.

The roommate, whose name has been withheld to protect the alleged victim’s identity, said the woman didn’t come into her room as she usually did and tell her what happened during the date. The witness said when she checked her phone, she noticed that her roommate had texted her “help” at 11:36 p.m. on October 14.

A week later, the witness said her roommate finally told her about the date and she suggested that she report the matter to police.

The case continues. Joel Seymour is prosecuting.

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Artesia Davis

Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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