Woman beaten, had noose wrapped around neck, court hears

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Dean Pritchard, Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 12:09 AM ET

WINNIPEG -- She came to Canada for a better life, but less than three years later, the African immigrant was in a Winnipeg courtroom Monday accusing her former boyfriend and fellow countryman of a violent sex attack that saw her beaten with a broom and choked with a noose.

The 28-year-old accused, who cannot be named to protect the identity of his alleged victim, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of sex assault with a weapon, sex assault causing bodily harm, choking to overcome resistance and uttering threats.

The 22-year-old alleged victim -- whose country of origin is also not being disclosed to protect her identity -- had been living with the accused just two months at the time of the alleged Feb. 11, 2013, attack.

 

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