New Zealand: accuse of rape, judge asks to measure his manhood

In New Zealand, a judge orders on Tuesday, 22 May 2018, that the penis of an accused of sexual assault be measured. This decision is explained by the fact that the accuser gave indications on the size of the sex of her “executioner”.

David Scott, a local councillor from Kapiti, northeast of Wellington, pleaded not guilty to rubbing his genitals against a woman employed by the district council last year. The alleged victim stated that the object that had hit his back measured between 10 and 12 centimetres, reports by the website

Judge Peter Hobbs then asked the 72-year-old’s doctor to measure his penis with a wooden ruler in the court cell. The magistrate, however, refused to make the results of the review public, Radio New Zealand said.

The defence argues that it was the portfolio of the elected official that touched the complainant as he passed by her. But the employee denies that what pressed against her back could have been a wallet, phone or insulin kit, stating that it was in fact the sex of the defendant.

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