Diigo Post Excerpt:
Pregnant north Taranaki woman has told a jury she lied to police when she accused her partner of raping and assaulting her. The man, in his 30s, cannot be named in order to protect his partner's identity. In the New Plymouth District Court yesterday the unemployed man denied raping the woman, indecently assaulting her and assaulting her with intent to injure her on the night of June 15 last year. Crown prosecutor Justin Marinovich said the case involved the woman being dominated physically, mentally and sexually by the accused. The woman told police her partner had raped her, strangled her, kicked and bitten her, and forced her to go with him to New Plymouth to buy cannabis.