A judge freed a man accused of 11 rapes who claims he has sexsomnia

December 23, 2021

The defendant claimed to suffer from Sexsomnia to justify his sexual assaults

An Australian accused of raping and sexually assaulting 11 women told police that he suffers from “sexsomnia”, according to a court in the oceanic country.

Police discovered a list of 89 names on the man’s mobile phone under the headings of “sex” and “relationships” after one of the 11 women denounce the 25-year-old for alleged rapes.

Officers contacted 80 of the women and 19 of them said that the accused had committed sexual crimes against them.

Six decided not to take police action, two are considering their options and 11 testified against him, according to the police, according to information from The Guardian. Some of the young man’s crimes date back to 2011, when he was 15 years.

A magistrate from the Australian state Victoria granted bail to the man from South Gippsland this Thursday, despite opposition from the police and prosecutors.

The prosecutor described the 21 counts of rape, sexual and indecent assault and reckless conduct with danger of serious injury as some of the most serious he had ever seen in his career.

He described the alleged behavior as predator and preening dating back at least ten years.

The accusations became known after a 29-year-old woman reported that she had been raped by the man in 2019. When he was arrested, he told officers that he suffered from a condition called sexsomnia.

Sexsomnia is a disorder that leads a person to perform sexual acts while sleeping. It has been in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders since 2013.

The man explained that he had not been formally diagnosed, but that he had “Formed his opinion based on the advice of his previous partners”, according The Guardian.

The defendant presented to the police the names of former partners who, according to him, could verify his claim, prompting officers to contact all of the women on their sex / relationships list.

The alleged assaults date back to 2011 and affect women who at that time had between 14 and 29 years.

The young man is accused of rape and sexually assault them while they were in bed or asleep.

One of the women pointed at the man the next morning and he replied that He remembered nothing, but that he was aware, from his previous relationships, that he had “done similar things” while sleeping. To another woman who accused him of the same, he replied that he suffered from sexsomnia and that I had no control or memories, according The Guardian.

Senator Shane Kew said the man He apologized in advance to a woman who was staying with him during the 1940s for the COVID-19 pandemic, warning her not to wake him up if something happened.

After allegedly sexually assaulting her, he defended himself by saying that it was not his fault and that he should bring more clothes to bed to avoid itthe senator explained.

The young man has another complaint for grabbing a woman by the neck, suffocating her to quell her complaints and prevent her from resisting during an alleged rape.

Her parents offered up to $ 20,000 to guarantee her bail and said she could live with them. Kew expressed concern that some of the crimes allegedly occurred at the family home.

“Was worrisome behaviors that you were allowed as a child. I can only imagine that as an adult there is even less level of control, ”he told the court, according to The Guardian.

However, the magistrate highlighted the delays in the case and said that the risk involved could be mitigated to an acceptable level.

The accused has Forbidden to use dating apps and social networks, you must live with your parents and respect a curfew.


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