A former One Nation staffer on trial for rape and assault has arrived in court cradling a newborn baby.
The Brisbane jury will on Friday continue deliberating in the rape trial of Sean Black, 40, a one-time media adviser to ex-senator Malcolm Roberts.
Black faces three counts of assault occasioning bodily harm and one charge of rape over the alleged attacks in 2007.
A former One Nation staffer on trial for rape has arrived in court cradling a newborn baby (pictured)
In his closing statement in the District Court on Thursday, crown prosecutor Brendan White told the jury Black violently attacked the woman, calling her a filthy dog before raping her and threatening to kill her.
Mr White said following the first two assaults, between April and October 2007 Mr Black raped the woman after he noticed her bruises and she told him not to hit her.
She approached him in November 2007 about the assaults and Mr Black allegedly struck her in the stomach and threatened to kill her before breaking her phone, the court heard.
She alleged Black said: ‘I will shoot you in the head and I will kill you,’ before snatching her phone and smashing it.
Black (pictured) faces three counts of assault occasioning bodily harm and one charge of rape over the alleged attacks in 2007
The jury was shown photos of bruises on the woman’s body.
Mr White said her demeanour during her testimony indicated she was being truthful and medical evidence supported her version of events.
Black’s barrister, Rick Taylor, accused the woman of making up the allegations.
‘Her evidence does not fit with the story she is telling,’ Mr Taylor said.
He called her testimony ‘contrived’ and said her evidence was ‘lies, I’ll call them lies because they are lies’.
Mr Taylor said the bruises were ‘modest’ and could have come from ‘common daily activity’.
Black is pictured with former One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts at Queensland Parliament House in 2017
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