Man accused of raping Tinder date in Sydney

  • February 27, 2018

2018-02-27, Sources

A man accused of raping a woman he met on the dating app Tinder took a photo of the sunrise on his way out of her apartment, a court has heard.

Rogerio Luiz De Souza Correia, 33, is on trial in the New South Wales District Court charged with six counts of aggravated sexual assault and inflicting actual bodily harm.

In his opening address, Crown prosecutor Gareth Harrison told the jury Mr Correia and the 29-year-old woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, first met on the Tinder app in 2016.

They messaged on and off for the next five weeks before the woman invited Mr Correia, who is Brazilian, to a party at her apartment.

When he arrived at 1:30am the party was wrapping up so they caught a taxi to The Strawberry Hills Hotel in Surry Hills to keep drinking.

Around 5:00am the pair returned to the woman’s apartment.

The Crown alleges Mr Correia then had sexual intercourse with the woman using his penis and hands and that she repeatedly said “no” while trying to push him away.

The trial before Judge Ian McClintock is expected to run for the rest of the week.