A FEMALE stripper charged with rape over an incident with a sex toy at a buck’s party has been found not guilty.
Linda Maree Naggs, 40, appeared relieved when the verdict was read out in the County Court this afternoon.
She later wept as Judge Tim Wood formally discharged her.
The jury took approximately 90 minutes to reach a verdict.
During Ms Naggs’ performance, the best man’s shirt was removed and she asked him to take off his jeans, Mr Gilligan said. The court heard he was naked from the knees up.
Mr Gilligan said Ms Naggs directed him to get on all fours before she strapped the sex toy to herself.
When he raised concerns about where she might put the sex toy, Mr Gilligan said she replied: “Not a problem, relax, it’s only fun, I won’t go there.”
But the best man claims she penetrated him anyway, before telling him “don’t worry, only you and I know”, the jury was told.
As some of the comments under the article note, if this had been a man using a sex toy on a woman, it would have been considered rape. In the article, the barrister calls Naggs actions “accidental rape.” That is a curious term. What part was accidental: her putting on the strap-on, her using the sex toy around the victim’s behind when he explicitly told her not to, her inserting the strap-on or her threatening him when he complained about being rape?
It would appear that the only reason Naggs walked is because she is female. The verdict is not surprising as Australia has a very lax policy in regards to male rape, generally considering it next to impossible to actually happen and usually allowing those who prey on boys and men to walk, particularly female offenders.
Ultimately, as another blogger notes, this is an issue of consent. Naggs did not have it. She was repeatedly told not to penetrate him, yet she did. There is no way to “accidentally” penetrate” an anus. If a person is not relaxed and receptive, it takes a certain amount of knowing force to penetrate the person, especially if it is done fast. The person will absolutely know that he has been violated as well, as it hurts like hell even if one is prepared for it.
This is a perfect example of a double standard at play, one in which women who rape are allowed to walk because people do not consider it possible for women to be rapists, and one in which the word of one gender is valued highly over the word of another, regardless that in this particular instance the victim has absolutely nothing to gain from making up this kind of story.