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Man denies indecent assault after party

PUBLISHED: 17:18 15 November 2001 | UPDATED: 10:50 03 March 2010

THE husband of the alleged victim of a sex attack yesterday described finding his wife asleep in bed with her alleged attacker asleep on the floor nearby.

THE husband of the alleged victim of a sex attack yesterday described finding his wife asleep in bed with her alleged attacker asleep on the floor nearby.

The man told a jury at Ipswich Crown Court that he knew Neil Addison and didn't think he was a threat to his wife.

"Perhaps I was too trusting," said the man. He said he knew Addison had a drink problem and was used to him falling asleep after a night's drinking.

He said that Addison, who was fully clothed, had not stirred when he asked his wife if she was all right.

Addison, 33, of Burgess Place, Martlesham Heath, has denied indecently assaulting the woman.

It had been alleged that the victim, her husband and Addison had been at a party.

During the evening the woman, who had drunk several glasses of wine, felt ill and had gone upstairs to bed.

When she awoke the next morning, Addison had allegedly told her they had sex the previous night.

Giving evidence yesterday, the woman said she couldn't remember anything about the alleged incident.

A guest at the party told the court he saw the alleged victim of the assault and Addison alone in a bedroom.

He said the woman was lying naked on the bed and Addison was touching her intimately.

He said the woman appeared to be unconscious and was not making any sound or moving.

The trial continues.


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