CALGARY (Sun Media) - Months after she says she was
repeatedly raped by her estranged boyfriend a city
woman had his name tattooed across her back, court
The woman, 30, who can't be identified, said she
had her lover's first name put on her back after
they had resumed their on-again, off-again
The body art was done last September, she told
defence lawyer Jim Lutz, 10 months after she says
her ex-beau broke into her home, bound her with duct
tape and assaulted her.
But the woman said her decision to return to the
arms of the accused, who can't be named to protect
her identity, had more to do with being a
"Sometimes it's a lot easier to go back to the
abuser than ... trying to leave," she said.
His client, 37, faces five charges including
aggravated sexual assault, break and enter and
unlawful confinement in connection with a Nov. 5,
2005, incident at the woman's Renfrew area home.
Lutz also quizzed the woman about a restraining
order against the accused which was vacated a month
after the alleged attack.
She denied asking a lawyer with Calgary Legal
Guidance to have the restraining order rescinded.
But Crown prosecutor Janice Rea later conceded
court records showed lawyer Catherine Christopher
had the document vacated at the woman's request.
The trial resumes this morning.