Man, 60, who claimed a prostitute penetrated him with a cucumber is himself found guilty of rape
- Man who claimed sex worker penetrated him with cucumber guilty of raping her
- Jeffrey Smith, 60, used excuse to try and explain window broken during assault
- His lawyer called version of events too embarrassing for client to have made up
- Smith was found guilty of two counts of rape and two counts of gross indecency
A man who claimed in court that he was penetrated with a cucumber by a prostitute has himself been found guilty of raping the sex worker.
Northern Territory man Jeffrey Smith, 60, used the excuse in an attempt to explain why a window had been broken when he dragged the woman into his unit in August 2019 and sexually assaulted her.
Smith has been found guilty of two counts of rape and two counts of gross indecency despite his lawyer arguing the story was too humiliating to have been made up.
A man who claimed he was penetrated with a cucumber by a prostitute has himself been found guilty of two counts of rape and two counts of gross indecency
The lawyer said it was unusual to openly admit to being penetrated by the vegetable while masturbating, being spanked on the bottom and called dirty names.
‘That sort of sexual behaviour is not the sort of thing you’d freely admit to and so you might think that he was telling the truth,’ the barrister Giles O’Brien Hartcher said in his closing address last Thursday.
Smith claimed the sexual activity was consensual.
The crown prosecution’s version of events was Smith had forced the woman up the stairs into his apartment and she broke the window while trying to fight him off.
The court heard Smith’s flatmate testified to seeing ‘the door to Jeff’s room burst open’ and a naked Indigenous woman running down the hall saying she was going to the police.
The 60-year-old man’s lawyer said it was unusual to admit being penetrated by the vegetable while masturbating, being spanked on the bottom and called dirty names (stock image)
‘This is where the lies really start – he says Jeff Smith called out “Nobody made you do it”… well somebody made her do it, it was Jeffery Smith,’ crown prosecutor Stephen Geary said.
Smith, who had pleaded not guilty to multiple charges relating to the incident, was acquitted of aggravated assault, two more counts of rape and one of depriving the woman of her liberty.
The 60-year-old was due to be sentenced on Wednesday.