Transgender Davina Ayrton accused of raping teenage girl when she was a man

A WOMAN has gone on trial accused of raping a teenage girl when she was a man.

Davina Ayrton, 34, formerly known as David, allegedly sexually assaulted the 15-year-old after the pair had been drinking alcohol in 2004.

Jurors heard that Ayrton, from Fordingbridge, Hampshire, has learning difficulties.

His alleged victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, described the ordeal in a video interview played to Portsmouth Crown Court.

In the footage, she said: “He just lay on top of me, it must have been seconds but it felt like it was minutes. He just sat up as if it was nothing.” She added that she couldn’t breathe when Ayrton tried to kiss her.

“I’m sure there was a point I went to slap him but I couldn’t move my arm.

“I said get off me. I said it three or four times. It was more his weight on me at that point.

“That’s when he was kissing my face, slobbering on my face. I couldn’t breathe.”

The court also heard they had both been drinking alcohol and the victim said Ayrton held one of her arms while the other was trapped against the back of the sofa.

Jeffrey S. Overstreet

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