Too gay to rape: Man not guilty of sex assault

Dean Pritchard, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:58 PM ET

WINNIPEG ─ A Winnipeg man who testified he is "flamboyantly" gay and finds the idea of sex with a woman "revolting" has been found not guilty of sexually assaulting his female roommate.

Justice Herbert Rempel said while he wasn't satisfied the accused was entirely truthful in his testimony and may have exaggerated his "flamboyance" on the witness stand, there was no doubt in his mind the man is gay.

"He made a point of testifying he was a flamboyantly gay man or effeminate and this was obvious in his opinion to any neutral observer," Rempel said. "He went on to state the thought of having sexual relations with a female revolted him."

At a trial last fall, the alleged victim testified she awoke in bed after a long night of partying to find the accused having sex with her. She said he ran to another room where he jumped in bed with his boyfriend and pretended to be asleep.


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