53-year-old claims teen sexually assaulted him

Dean Pritchard, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:05 PM ET

WINNIPEG — A 53-year-old man has been convicted of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl after a judge rejected his claim it was the girl who assaulted him.

Lyle Moodie will return to court for sentencing June 29.

The now 22-year-old victim testified she and her aunt were sleeping over at Moodie’s home when she awoke to find him raping her. The woman said she pushed the accused off of her and ran to his son’s bedroom, where she spent the rest of the night.

Moodie admitted having sex with the teen, but claimed she was the aggressor. Moodie testified he woke up to use the bathroom and was returning to his bedroom when the girl beckoned him from the living room couch.

“She just suddenly grabbed me by the pyjama bottoms, I pulled back and said ‘No, stop,’” Moodie told court last March

Moodie said the teen started performing oral sex on him.

“I was just, like, shocked,” he said. “I didn’t know what to do. It was hard to say no.”

Moodie said the teen pulled him on top of her and held him tight as they had sex.

“Were you being sexually assaulted?” Crown attorney Wendy Friesen asked.

“I’m pretty sure I was, yeah,” Moodie said. “I didn’t initiate it, she did.”

Justice Robert Dewar rejected Moodie’s story as ridiculous.

“He asks the court to believe that a 16-year-old girl ...was so attracted to a 47-year-old man she never met before, that despite his protestations, was able to maneuver the accused against his better judgment into having sex with her,” Dewar said.

“That evidence from a 47-year-old man about a 16-year-old girl is incredible,” he said.

Moodie was taken into custody pending sentencing. Crown attorney Wendy Friesen told court she will be seeking a penitentiary sentence.


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