Man on trial accused of kidnapping and raping his partner
A man has gone on trial accused of kidnapping and raping his partner after she obtained a barring order against him.
The woman told the Central Criminal Court she obtained the barring order against the father of her children following what she said was five years of extreme abuse in the relationship.
The 29-year-old alleged that the man regularly beat her and locked her and the children in their apartment for hours at a time. The apartment was flooded and rat infested at the time, she said.
She said he also urinated on her and her son and said he could kill her and make it look like suicide.
On the night of the alleged kidnapping she alleged he drove her at speed on the wrong side of the road and told her she was going to die with him that night.
The accused has pleaded not guilty to rape, false imprisonment and breaching a barring order in November 2015 and three counts of assault and producing an article between 2011 and 2015.