TWO men “latched on” to a 16-year-old girl at a work Christmas party and “carried” her to University of Adelaide grounds where they raped her, a court has heard.
Well, at least “they stopped at a convenience store to buy condoms.”
Feras Said and Kifah Said are standing trial in the District Court charged with three counts of unlawful sexual intercourse and three counts of rape over the alleged incident on November 16, 2008.
Dr Peter Salu, prosecuting, today told the jury that, within 20 minutes of arriving at Swish nightclub in the city, one of the two men was “hanging on” to the victim as she searched for a friend.
He said they used the pick-up line “you look familiar”.
“To which her response was `well, you don’t. I’m 16, I don’t go out often’,” Dr Salu said.
He said the girl had been at work Christmas drinks at the club earlier in the night.
Dr Salu said CCTV footage from the night shows the men leaving Swish with the girl, one with his arm over her shoulder.
“She will tell you that she didn’t want to go with them… she put up a degree of resistance.”
He said one of the men later picked the girl up and had carried her part of the way to the university via back lanes.
“He didn’t put her down, but she kept resisting.”
He said one of the men stopped along North Tce at a convenience store to buy condoms.
The men took it in turn to rape the girl numerous times, while the other kept look-out.
“She will explain the other accused was keeping look-out, standing back around the corner.
“She kept saying I’m only 16, let me go.”
Following the incident the girl reported it to the first group of people she found, who alerted police.
Dr Salu said DNA from semen stains on the girl’s dress and discarded condoms at the scene belonged to the accused.
The trial, before Judge Barry Beazley, continues.