Rape accused denies having "one last throw of the dice" before sex change
A MAN accused of rape has denied having "one last throw of the dice" before his planned sex change.
Nadine Williams, also known as Dean, took to the witness stand on day four of his trial at Swansea Crown Court.
Williams, 39, of Dan-y-coed, Tonmawr, denies raping a woman on October 4, 2011, and committing two further counts of sexual assault.
Williams told the jury he is transgender and is undergoing the process of changing sex.
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He was cross-examined by barrister Huw Rees, during the final morning of evidence in the trial at Swansea Crown Court.
Mr Rees asked him about an allegation by the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, that he had "snarled" and "growled" during the alleged rape and repeatedly scratched her on her back and breasts.
Mr Rees asked: "Why did you snarl and growl during the sex?"
Williams replied: "I didn't".
He then asked why police found the woman's underwear, top and jeans in the Neath house where the assault is said to have happened.
The prosecution allege she left her clothing behind in a rush to escape Williams's "violent sexual assault".
Mr Rees said: "It's an unusual thing for a lady to do, leave her knickers behind?"
Williams replied: "Yes, I wouldn't leave mine behind".
Williams said he could not explain why she had left them behind.
Mr Rees said: "The truth is, according to you, is that you had consensual sexual intercourse and other forms of sex?"
He replied: "Yes".
Mr Rees then asked: "Is it in your sensitive state, moving from one sex to another...you wanted one last throw of the dice and wanted to have sex with her?"
"No," Williams replied.
He also denied creating a "web of lies" or playing the "dominatrix" during sex with the woman.
Mr Rees said: "You can't think of any reason she would want to make anything up against you?"
Williams replied: "No".
Mr Rees said; "What you have done is to give an account which is completely different to hers."
"Yes," replied Williams.
"One of you is telling a pack of lies?"
"Yes," replied Williams.
"You're saying it's not you, so she's making all this up for no reason whatsoever," he asked.
"Yes," replied WIlliams.
Williams had earlier told the jury he admitted the pair had sex but it was consensual.
Williams said the woman left the house, not in an emotional state, but happy after their night.
The trial continues.