An Australian woman was forced to perform sex acts against her will after being raped in a hotel room, a court has heard.
The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was assaulted in the early hours of February 21, 2015 in Sydney’s south-east, where she had been staying with a friend, who she was unaware of at the time.
She said the stranger forcibly kissed her, grabbed her by the throat and forced her to perform sexual acts on him.
The man then left her alone and she said she returned to her hotel room and saw her attacker, who had been arrested, waiting outside.
The court heard she had to perform several sex acts to regain her composure, and was raped twice by different men before she was able to call for help.
She told the court the two men had both been drinking and both had “ganged up” on her.
“The first time, they went out with me and then they came back at me, they attacked me,” she said.
“I couldn’t breathe.
They started hitting me in my face.”
The man was arrested and appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Wednesday, facing a charge of rape.
He was remanded in custody until sentencing in October.
The woman’s lawyer said her client was “bitterly embarrassed” by what had happened, and wanted to move on.
“It’s a sad story, but this woman has a history of being abused by people she was with in the past, and she is a woman, and I’m sure she is hoping for some kind of resolution, some kind, justice for what happened to her,” lawyer Sarah MacQuarrie said.
The accused was granted bail in February, after pleading guilty to the assault, and is expected to appear in court in April.
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