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Victim describes night alleged March 2016 rape took place

Paul Weedmayer
Paul Weedmayer
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Tuesday, March 07, 2017 02:13 pm
A woman who alleges Paul Weedmayer raped her in March 2016 testified in court on Tuesday. Paul Weedmayer, of the 1600 block of Hobson Road, is on trial this week in Allen Superior Court on charges of rape, a Level 3 felony, and sexual battery, a Level 6 felony.

The woman, now 25, testified she met Weedmayer on March 12 while at Early Birds, a nightclub, where they exchanged numbers. The next day she said she texted him, introducing herself. By March 15, they were watching TV in her room and getting to know each other.

She testified while they were watching TV, they kissed. She then said he tried to initiate sex, to which she said no and he stopped. They eventually fell asleep and he left in the morning. It wasn't until shortly before 9 a.m. she said Weedmayer texted her saying he was in love with her and wanted to marry her.

"I was freaked out," the woman said. "I wanted to slow down. Start out as friends."

She said she waited a few days and agreed to see him again during the early morning hours of March 19. Weedmayer came with a drink in his hand and offered the woman a drink, but she refused. Again, they watched TV, when she said events became "chilling." 

Through tears, the woman said Weedmayer became aggressive while kissing her. She told him she didn't want to have sex because she had just gotten out of a relationship. She wanted to take things slower. "I couldn't push him off at first," she said.

She said she fought him as he pulled her shorts to the side and raped her. Hysterically, she said, "I didn't know what to do, and he said, 'I'm sorry.'"

She said she told him to go, while he asked why and continued to stay in the woman's apartment. Eventually, he left.

The woman said she called a friend to stay with her, although she never told her what had happened. When he called her repeatedly and came back to her residence, she called the police and reported the incident. 

A verdict is expected sometime Wednesday.

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