North Melbourne footballer Majak Daw has denied raping a teenage girl when he was a high college student far more than eight years ago.
Daw, 24, is on trial for 3 charges of raping a fellow student at a celebration in March 2007.
He pleaded not guilty on all counts.
Daw, who was 16 at the time, told the jury the 15-year-old girl initiated sexual activity.
“She was very a lot in manage,” he mentioned.
He denied that sexual intercourse took location.
He also denied the girl had been crying and telling him to cease and that he held her down.
“It did not come about,” he mentioned.
The jury was told Majak Daw had heard accusations of rape on the night of the party, which he denied at the time.
Daw told the court the young girl and her pal were fascinated with his Sudanese background and his physical look.
Majak Daw was recruited to the North Melbourne Football Club in 2009.
He was delisted in October and redrafted on Friday.
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