Businessman cleared of rape

Last updated 13:21 27/02/2014

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A jury has found a Waikato businessman not guilty of rape.

The trial of the man, who has interim name suppression, on a charge of unlawful sexual connection via rape, came to an end in court yesterday with legal counsels giving closing statements.

It took a jury just 90 minutes this morning to find him not guilty. The lifting of the man's name suppression is being discussed in court.

The jury was yesterday told that the crux of the case was whether sex continued after the woman began to bleed.

During the trial the court heard from the alleged victim and the accused.

Both agreed that sex started consensually, however, they differed on what happened after the woman began to bleed from internal injuries.

The woman told the court she begged the accused to stop three times after she noticed the blood because she was in pain from the injuries.

However, he wouldn't stop, she said.

The accused denied those claims, saying he stopped immediately when he became aware the woman was bleeding.

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