Child’s mother arranged the attack — Rosselloty

2012-02-15 00:00

GERALD Rosselloty has implied the mother of the child he allegedly raped in 2006 arranged the attack in order to implicate him.

This was because he had rejected her marriage proposal.

“I’m absolutely positive she [the child’s mother] has done it again,”he told Judge Rishi Seegobin and assessors.

“I don’t deny [the girl] was injured … I didn’t rape her,” he said.

Seegobin asked Rosselloty if he was saying that because he (Rosselloty) rejected the woman she would have gone to the lengths of having her daughter raped in order to implicate him.

He replied: “Yes, I’m saying somehow the child believes it was me…”

“I wish I could portray to you how off her head she [the child’s mother] is. But she stood here in the [witness] box as if butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth,” Rosselloty said.

He said the woman had laid numerous complaints against him between 2000 and 2006, including assault, indecent assault and rape, but “99%” of them were withdrawn.

Once she had also charged him with raping her other daughter, then seven years old, he alleged. That case was also withdrawn.

Rosselloty claimed on another occasion, while he was on bail on another charge, he had met the woman at Pick n Pay and ended up spending the night with her.

The following day she had charged him with rape. “It was a joke. I didn’t rape her,” he said.

He said when he saw the complainant at the police station she had two “perfectly round black eyes” which he found “quite comical”, but he was not responsible for.

He later established she had in fact asked an “old man at work who was crazy about her” to accompany her to her garage, removed her glasses and “got him to punch her in the face”, he said.

Rosselloty said he does not deny that the child in question was raped and injured, but not by him. “I have absolutely no idea how she was injured … obviously it did happen, but whoever did it, I don’t know.”

He said on the afternoon in question the little girl had accompanied him when he watched rugby at the home of his boss, and afterwards he had arranged for them to visit his mother, Brenda Rosselloty.

Before departing the little girl wanted to have a shower and he had stopped off at home for her to do so.

His friend Graham Carter was present.

Rosselloty said after about 10 minutes he could not hear the water running and he found the child lying on his bed watching television.

“I lost my temper … I turned her over and smacked her on her backside. I said I am going now whether she comes or not.” He added that as she got into the car the door “slammed shut” in the child’s face.

At his mother’s flat he left the little girl talking to his mother while he went to another room where his brother, Rowan was. They started fighting and their mother “got in between” them.

Rosselloty said he had asked his mother if she was all right, but she had told him to “get out of the house”. When he left, the child wanted to stay with his mother and he had left her there.

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