Illegal Migrant Denies Skegness Rape Charge


Skegness: Man denies rape allegation at marine park

An illegal migrant who was arrested for allegedly raping a woman in Skegness has pleaded not guilty at Lincoln Crown Court.

An illegal migrant who was arrested for allegedly raping a woman on the evening of June 9 has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The court heard that Saad Gomaa, 34, allegedly raped a woman in a park Skegness. The events took place in the gardens of the Tower.

prosecutors said Lincoln Crown Court that the victim was in no condition to consent to anything after drinking two bottles of vodka.

The jury at Lincoln Crown Court heard that Mr Gomaa, who was traveling by train to Skegness, was already in Tower Gardens when the complainant entered the park at around 10.15pm.

Clive Stockwell KC, prosecuting, told the jury that much of the start of the incident was caught on CCTV, with footage showing Mr Gomaa and the complainant sitting on a park bench.

“She remembers going from the bank area to a wooded area where there was no CCTV coverage,” Stockwell told the court.

The court heard that the complainant began to panic and told Mr Gomaa that she did not want to have sex with him.

“She told him she was on her period as a way of trying to put him off,” Mr Stockwell said.

“The prosecution's case is at that time she was in no condition to want or accept sexual relations,” he added.


CCTV showed the victim making a 999 call to the police.

“It wasn't long after that call that the police found her. She was in a very drunk and distressed state at the time,” Stockwell said.

Gomaa was arrested in a nightclub near Skegness and interviewed with an Arab interpreter.

The court heard Mr Gomaa accepted it was him at Tower Gardens and that there had been sex, but claimed the woman had fully consented.

Mr Stockwell said: “This was a violation pure and simple.”

Gomaa denies the rape charge and the trial continues.


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