Rebecca Helen Elder, 39, was recently ordered by an Australian court to stand trial on charges of breaking into the home of an unnamed man and raping him by “performing oral sex on the alleged victim without his consent.”
Elder claims she is innocent.
The next hearing is scheduled for April, and OpposingViews.com will report the latest news as it is available.
We wondered if Rebecca Elder is the only woman who has been charged with raping a man. Is it actually possible to force a man to have sex against his will? “Man Tries to Rob Hair Salon & Becomes a Sex Slave,” was called the “weirdest Russian crime story of the year” by the Moscow Times in 2009.
The report states a female hair stylist in the Kaluga region allegedly held an armed robber in captivity as a sex slave for two days after he tried to rob her beauty salon. According to Life.ru, the saga began on the evening of March 14, 2009, as the stylist was closing her salon in the township of Meshchovsk.
The would-be robber was a 32-year-old man identified only as "Viktor.” Viktor reportedly burst into the salon around 5:00 p.m. waving a pistol and ordering all of the stylists and clients to hit the floor and toss him their money. The shop owner, 28-year-old Olga, was described as a "delicate" girl in appearance who was trained in martial arts. She remained standing. She offered to hand over her cash and lured Viktor closer. Olga then surprised him with a quick punch to the chest, causing him to drop the gun and knocking the wind out of him before she flipped him to the ground.
Olga tied Viktor’s hands with a hair-dryer cord, gagged him, and dragged him into a storage room, according to Life.ru. She also allegedly instructed the others to keep working and assured them that the police were on their way. The police did not come. And after the other stylists and clients went home, Olga told Viktor to take off his underwear and “let her do as she pleased” or she would call the cops and have him arrested for attempted robbery.
She then reportedly secured him to the radiator with handcuffs covered in frilly pink ribbons, gave him some Viagra and had sex with him a number of times over the next 48 hours. When she finally let him go on the evening of March 16, Viktor had been "squeezed like a lemon," Life.ru reported.
First, he went to the hospital for treatment for his injuries and then to the police, asking that Olga be brought up on criminal charges for committing "acts of a sexual nature against his will and injuring his sexual organs," according to a copy of his complaint posted on Life.ru website. When she read the complaint, Olga was reportedly incensed and stated she had been "very nice" to her purported captive.
Regarding the alleged sex acts, she is quoted by Life.ru as saying, "Yeah, there were a few times. But I bought him new jeans, gave him food and drinks, and 1,000 rubles when he left." The following day, Olga filed a complaint with police (which was also posted on-line) charging Viktor with the salon robbery. I don't know what's going to happen now," a local police officer told Life.ru. "We could put both of them behind bars: him for robbery, her for rape and assault." http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/1292/42/376242.htm