Jury told details of woman's injuries in transgender rape trial
A JURY has been told a woman alleged to have been raped by a transgender man was found with 49 separate injuries.
Nadine Williams, also known as Dean, 39, is on trial at Swansea Crown Court after denying one count of rape and two of assault by penetration.
A medical report, compiled the morning after the alleged assault, was read to the court.
In it Dr Janet Young detailed 49 injuries she found on the woman's body.
Dr Young provided the jury with a diagram of scratches, bruises or puncture marks which she found on the woman's body.
They included scratches and bruises across her breasts, collarbone, front and back of her legs and thighs.
One of the scratches, found on her left breast, was more than 10cm long. In other places ''clusters'' of injuries were found.
A statement by Dr Young was read out, in which she said she could not confirm when or how the injuries were inflicted, but she added some were consistent with the woman's description to her about the lead-up to the alleged sexual assault.
The woman had previously told the jury she had been left with scratch marks because Williams, who was dressed as a woman at the time, was wearing false nails.
The court was told when Williams, of Dan-y-coed, Tonmawr, was arrested at 5am from an address in Neath on October 5, 2011, he was wearing just a pair of white women's knickers.
He was arrested after a complaint made by the woman that he had raped and sexually assaulted her.
Police who visited the woman at 3.30am said she was "intoxicated" and her eyes were glazed.
The two officers who arrived to take her statement said they could not complete the first statement because of her "very volatile" behaviour.
The jury were told the woman had become "hysterical" and would flip between crying and shouting in anger.
When officers asked what she meant by saying "he also tried to have sex with me" she became "aggressive" and called the officer "thick".
Officers later left the address but the woman was asked to attend Neath police station the next day to give a full statement to a different police officer.
The following morning, she told the officer her memory of the previous night was "fuzzy".
The woman said she was "in shock" after the incident and said she was embarrassed by her behaviour the night before.
The jury were also told details of Williams's arrest.
As officers arrived they told him he would be cautioned. Williams replied: ''She was here earlier on and we had sex together but it was consensual.''
The jury were also read details of Williams's police interview where he said the pair had gone back to the address in Neath and made their way upstairs to look at ''the Dungeon''.
As they were in the S&M room, he said he began kissing the woman while holding her face.
They then made their way into the bedroom where Williams says they consensually had sex with the woman taking the lead before the pair performed sex acts on each other.
He said they went downstairs and had joked that Williams's false nails had scratched her.
Williams said the pair had then returned upstairs and were planning to have sex for a second time but they argued and she hit him, causing a nose bleed.
"She got all panicky and she hit my nose with her hand," said Williams, adding the woman had been "lucid" throughout despite admitting both had been drinking.
The trial continues.