Felicity prosecutes rape trial where the defendant raises defence of sexsomnia

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A teenager accused of raping a girl at a sleepover claims he was sleepwalking during the alleged attack.

The defendant, who can’t be named for legal reasons, denies the offence, claiming he was suffering from a condition which has been termed ‘sexsomnia’.

A court heard that before the alleged rape the teenagers had been watching the 2008 film Taken.

The 16-year-old girl alleges she woke up on a friend’s sofa to find the 18-year-old on top of her.


Read the full article in the Daily Mail here.