That article was horribly written. I could not understand what ended up happening. The judge accepted the accused's claim? But he was found guilty? No wonder the reporter works for a Canadian paper...
Sizing up evidence in sex assault trial
BARRIE, Ont. -- A sex assault trial that hung on claims of a large penis was turned into a "cheap joke" by media coverage, a superior court judge said yesterday.
Justice Margaret Eberhard said she was disturbed after she received calls "from afar" and was ribbed numerous times over the trial in which a man claimed he could not be guilty of raping a woman because his penis is too big.
"Whether I find him guilty or innocent - he is publicly humiliated," she said in court just before finding him guilty.
"Nowhere was it reported that this trial represents a tragedy between real human beings," she said.
"All that was sacrificed for a cheap joke - you all deserve better than that."
A 22-year-old student, who cannot be identified, claimed his penis is too big to insert into an average vagina without special preparation or it would cause bleeding and scarring.
A urologist brought to court a plastic model that depicted the alleged size of the member at a semi-relaxed state, which measured 8 1/2 inches long and 6 1/2 inches in girth.
Court heard the male and female were close friends and often slept together platonically, but one night he forced her to have sex after a night of partying together at a Barrie pub.
In the end, the judge accepted that the accused is "unusually large" but she noted the female was never questioned on the witness stand about it, nor did she report any physical pain, discomfort or injury.
The judge said she did not believe the accused, suggesting he made up his testimony as he went along, while the female victim was consistent.
"This time, he crossed the line. And thus, a friendship was betrayed," she said.
The judge also asked for a statement from the victim with advice on how the justice system can make it easier for victims to come forward after they have been sexually assaulted by someone they trusted.
Sentencing is set for later this month.
Well... that's weird.
Yeah, this really didn't make much sense.
so...his dick was too big to rape someone? That's the lamest defense ever.....
Good I don't have to feel like an idiot for not understanding the outcome.
I wonder what the 'special preperation' he uses to put his abnormally large penis into an 'average' vagina?
does he fold it into a swan?
a paper airplane?
or does he get the tire jack?
Well, at least you've moved on from the community service thing. That's something.Originally Posted by Ben