Accused Lancaster man tells police he did not rape woman
Jurors in a rape trial have been read a transcript of a police interview with the accused man.
Sean Worley, 28, from Lancaster, is accused of three sexual offences against a woman in her 20s, who cannot be identified for legal reasons.
The incidents are alleged to have happened at a house in Lancaster on New Year's Eve, 2018.
The prosecution say he had acted inappropriately towards her on two occasions the same night before she woke in a bed to find him raping her.
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But in his police interview he said she had "asked him" to get into bed with her, and that when he had asked her if she wanted sex she replied: "Yes."
It is also claimed the defendant had sent a message to the woman's boyfriend about it.
He told officers she had sent him a message the next day asking him what he had told her partner.
When quizzed about the alleged incident he said his "recollection of the night was clear" and added: " I know for a fact I asked her if she wanted to have sex - she said yes."
Giving evidence, a police officer said an examination was carried out and data had been recovered from their phones, including Facebook screenshots from Worley's phone and a Whats App chat between the complainant and Worley.
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