A naked college student has been awarded $40,000 after being caught on camera.
Key points:She claims to have had no contact with male students and only had one sexual encounterA court heard she was found to be wearing the same clothes as men, with a different bra and trousersShe also said she had no relationship with anyone on campus and was “not even a virgin”She was one of four women who were asked to provide DNA evidence for a DNA test that was part of an investigation into a sexual assault case at a university in NSW.
Naked college student Lucy Coyle has been cleared of a sexual offence against a male student at the University of Sydney.
Ms Coyle said the incident happened in June last year, while she was studying for a degree in physical education and sport.
She told the court she had not been with a male friend or seen them in person at the time.
She said the night was “very rough” and she had been assaulted by a man she thought was her friend.
She claimed the sexual encounter happened “between five and six” times in a short time period, and that she had “never even seen the guy” before.
“I remember feeling embarrassed and wanting to hide.
I felt like I was not good enough for him,” she said.”
That was probably my first time I had had any contact with anyone in my life, and I was very scared.”
She said she was unsure if she had any sexual contact with men before or after the encounter.
Ms Burdick was also cleared of sexual assault against a female student at Western Sydney University.
She admitted to making an unwanted sexual advance to the man and saying she was interested in him and was going to have sex with him.
She denied the allegations and told the Court of Appeal she was unaware of any sexual assault allegations against her.
“What I did have was a sexual experience, but it was consensual,” she told the judge.
“The sexual assault was in the form of a consensual sexual encounter, and this was a consensual encounter.”
Ms Colly, who is now 22 and studying for her nursing degree, was cleared of the same charges against another student.
“Ms C Doyle and Ms Burdicks relationship is consensual,” her lawyer Andrew Hodge told the hearing.
“There was no allegation of any inappropriate behaviour, no allegation that she did anything wrong, no allegations of misconduct.”
Ms Burden was later cleared of another sexual offence, the alleged touching of a woman at a shopping centre in Melbourne in December last year.
She was later acquitted of that charge.
“We’re very pleased that the Court has granted her a significant amount of money,” Mr Hodge said.
The three women were each given $10,000 in cash and the remainder of their fees were paid by the court.
They will be eligible for an undisclosed amount of disability support payments from the State Government.
The hearing continues.
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