Rape complainant's details emerge

Last updated 16:38 13/03/2014

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The woman who accused disabled Featherston man Glen Jones of rape told police that she could not remember having sex with him, a jury has been told.

It is alleged Mr Jones, 40, was killed in a vigilante attack as a result of the rape claim.

He was killed before police could speak to him about it.

In the High Court at Wellington today a statement was read saying a woman told police that she had spent the night with Mr Jones in his bed on November 17, 2012, after drinking alcohol and taking the prescribed painkiller Tramadol.

On January 4, last year, the woman, whose name is suppressed, told police that she had memory blanks, she had no memory of sexual intercourse occurring but the next morning she felt "sore down there".

The statement read in court today was an admission of facts, agreed to by the four people on trial charged with murdering Mr Jones. It meant the Crown did not have to call witnesses about the matters covered in the statement.

It said that the woman left Mrs Jones' flat at about midday on November 18, 2012, and a neighbour had seen them hugging and kissing that day.

They also had consensual intercourse at least once after that.

On December 3 the woman told her counsellor that Mr Jones had raped her on the night they spent together.

She first approached the police on December 17, 2012, and made a complaint of rape. Police interviewed her about the complaint on January 4.

A week after the pair had spent the night together Mr Jones had bought the woman a watch but he returned it to the jeweller six days later.

Four people are on trial charged with murdering Mr Jones in what was alleged to be a vigilante attack on January 12, last year.

Tariana Hineteanaurangi Jones, 33, Kristofer Lee Jones, 24, Matthew John McKinney, 29, and Hayden Ranson, 28, have pleaded not guilty.

Mr Jones had several disabilities as a result of having a brain tumour as a toddler. He worked at a Featherston supermarket.

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