Woman cleared of penis biting
A WOMAN cleared of wounding a Suffolk plumber whose penis she mutilated with her teeth has spoken of her ordeal.Speaking after a jury took less than two hours to clear her of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent, 22-year-old Louise Jowett claimed she had been in a “life or death” situation when she attacked Brett O'Leary.
A WOMAN cleared of wounding a Suffolk plumber whose penis she mutilated with her teeth has spoken of her ordeal.
Speaking after a jury took less than two hours to clear her of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent, 22-year-old Louise Jowett claimed she had been in a “life or death” situation when she attacked Brett O'Leary.
Echoing what she said to the jury, Miss Jowett said she had bit 34-year-old Mr O'Leary's penis as hard as she could in a bid to escape after she claimed that he had abducted her at knifepoint in London and taken her by car to his home in Clare, near Sudbury.
There she claimed that Mr O'Leary had forced her to take off her clothes and had punched her before raping her.
“I was terrified. I really thought he was going to kill me. It was a life or death situation and that is why I bit him.”
“I am not normally a violent person and only acted in that way to get away from him.”
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The court heard Miss Jowett left Mr O'Leary bleeding from the injury she had inflicted and had run naked from his house in Hermitage Close, screaming for help.
She said that she had gone to a neighbour's house and had been taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.
She added that shortly after being admitted to Addenbrooke's she had been arrested for attacking Mr O'Leary and had spent four months in custody awaiting trial.
In her evidence to the court she said that after her arrest she had told police that Mr O'Leary had kidnapped and raped her.
She now intends to contact the Crown Prosecution Service to see if a prosecution will be brought.
She said she was relieved that the court case was over and that she was now free to get on with her life after being in custody.
Jowett of Southampton Row, London, denied causing grievous bodily harm with intent to Mr O'Leary in September last year.
During a three-day trial Mr O'Leary told a jury at Ipswich Crown Court that he had picked Jowett up in a red light district of London and had agreed to pay her £30 for sex.
He said Jowett had been happy to accompany him back to Suffolk in his BMW convertible after he agreed to stop on the way so that she could buy drugs.
He claimed that during sex Jowett had complained about the quality of the drugs she had bought and asked him for more money.
When he told her he did not have any more money, he claimed she had become aggressive and looked like “a woman possessed” when she bit his penis with her teeth.
Mr O'Leary accepted that he had been questioned by police about Jowett's allegations that he had abducted and raped her, but said there was no truth in them.