Ipswich: Man who posted footage of sex with woman on Facebook is acquitted of raping her

Stephen Brawn, 22, acquitted of rape Stephen Brawn, 22, acquitted of rape

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
5:49 PM

An Ipswich man who was accused of rape after he posted video footage of himself having sex with a woman on Facebook has been acquitted.

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Today a jury at Ipswich Crown Court found 22-year-old Stephen Brawn not guilty of rape.

The court had previously been told that the complainant had no idea Mr Brawn had sex with her while she slept or that he had recorded it until she saw the footage on his Facebook page.

Charles Myatt for the prosecution said: “She says she wouldn’t have consented to sex between them being videoed while she was asleep.”

Mr Brawn accepted posting the footage on his Facebook page, the court heard, but claimed the woman had asked him to film him having sex with her while she was asleep.

Mr Brawn always denied raping the woman.

Giving evidence during the trial Mr Brawn, who is of no fixed abode, said he and the woman had exchanged intimate photographs on their mobile phones and even claimed to have filmed her performing a sex act on him.

He told the court that the woman had asked him to record him having sex with her while she slept so that she could watch it the next morning.

He further claimed that the morning after he made the recording the woman had watched it before initiating sex with him.

Asked by his barrister Steven Dyble why he had posted the footage on his Facebook page he said: “I don’t know.”

4 comments

  • On such a charge as rape, I believe the name of the accused should carry the same level of anonymity as that of the accuser, until such a time they are found guilty.

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    L S

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013

  • Esp. when 10 minutes later another of Archants finest post a shock horror story without the acquittal.

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    grumpy old git

    Thursday, December 12, 2013

  • This is a prime example of when the accuser should lose anonymity when the defendant has been acquitted

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    Robotix

    Thursday, December 12, 2013

  • facebook is just a sex and abuse outlet .should be closed down .lets hear all the complaints from the perverts.

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    TERENCE MANNING

    Thursday, December 12, 2013

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