THE account of a sexual encounter put ahead by a priest who’s accused of rape was like a “unusual, teenage boy’s fantasy”, a courtroom heard.
Retired John Anthony Clohosey, 72, who was suspended from his duties at Girl Immaculate and St Cuthbert’s RC Church, in Criminal, in 2019, denies raping a lady in 1986 and stated what occurred was consensual.
He claims that he visited her and after he requested her a number of occasions to have intercourse with him, she stated “I agree” and left to enter her bed room.
The Roman Catholic priest has beforehand advised Newcastle Crown Court docket he waited a number of minutes then adopted her into her room, the place she was partially dressed, on the mattress.
Clohosey has advised the courtroom they kissed and cuddled, in what was the primary sexual encounter of his life, however they didn’t have intercourse.
Shaun Dodds, prosecuting, advised the jury: “How lifelike you assume this all is, is after all, a matter for you, however it actually is a weird account.”
In his closing speech, Mr Dodds added: “It’s a unusual, teenage boy’s fantasy, however whenever you have a look at it, it doesn’t bear scrutiny.”
Jurors have heard his accuser, who can’t be recognized, requested the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle for assist to pay a authorized invoice and he or she grew indignant when she was turned down, because the Catholic church had paid out cash to victims of sexual abuse.
She stated in an e mail that she herself had been abused by a serving priest years earlier than, the courtroom heard.
And he or she later advised police she was raped in her own residence by Clohosey, after he had requested her to have intercourse with him a number of occasions.
Robin Patton, defending, was as a result of make a closing speech on behalf of Clohosey, whose final parish was in Criminal, County Durham, and who now lives at St Mary’s Priory, Filey, North Yorkshire.