A 26-year-old Canberra man has walked free from the ACT Supreme Court after becoming cleared of raping his wife last year.
Lin Fang was accused of several assaults, also such as biting the woman during an attack.
He was charged with eight offences.
But his lawyer Paul Edmonds told the court the woman had created up the accusation due to the fact she feared if she left her husband she would have to return to China.
Mr Edmonds stated if she was capable to prove domestic violence she would be permitted to remain.
He said she had produced it clear beforehand that she was determined to leave.
“There was a clear motive to make a false accusation of rape,” he said.
“This case has nothing at all to do with rape and is all to do with immigration fraud.”
The trial ran over a week, with the assist of Mandarin translators.
The jury took just two hours to find Mr Fang not guilty of all charges.
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