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OSLO, Norway, Nov 7, 2005 (UPI via COMTEX) -- A 24-year-old Norwegian woman convicted of raping a man appealed her conviction Monday, saying the sex was consensual.

The alleged victim's lawyer told the Bergens Tidende newspaper his client is pleading for people to believe him.

The woman says, however, she, her boyfriend and the alleged victim had been out drinking together before the alleged rape last April 20 and that the victim was not asleep, as he insists, when she performed oral sex on him, Aftenposten reported.

"I had exchanged looks with him (the plaintiff) and thought he was going along with the game," she told the court.

She said when her boyfriend took out a camera, the alleged victim became angry and left.

"We didn't think much of it all and just went to bed," she testified. "A few hours later the police were knocking on the door."

Norway's rape law is sexually neutral.


Copyright 2005 by United Press International

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