A woman who claims she was raped at a Wollongong nightclub went to hospital three hours later with multiple scratches and bruises, a jury has heard.
Hostage X nightclub owner Anuruddha Kotogama is accused of raping and molesting the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, in the storeroom of the club in the early hours of December 12, 2010.
He denies the allegation and is now on trial in the District Court in Sydney.
The 12-member jury, made up of 10 men and two women, yesterday heard the doctor who examined the woman around 4am that morning found she had "quite a lot of scratches on her body and one or two bruises".
Some of the scratches were up to four centimetres in length and red - indicating they were fresh - and the bruises were tender to touch.
The scratches were located over several parts of her body, including her back, arms, thighs and close to her genitals.
The bruising was found on the woman's thighs.
Dr Selverajah described the marks as "blue" and "oval-shaped" and said they were "sore to the touch".
She said their colour indicated they were less than 18 hours old, as older bruises would have already turned yellow.
She said the woman was "very teary" during her examination, telling her she had been sexually assaulted at the nightclub.
The court heard the woman told police she had been at a Christmas party with a friend in Sydney earlier in the night and had gone to the club to meet another friend upon their return to Wollongong.
While she was in the club, Kotogama, whom she knew through an acquaintance, took her into a storeroom where he allegedly tried to have her perform oral sex on him.
It is alleged that when she refused, Kotogama pushed her head towards his crotch and then sexually assaulted her.
The trial continues today, with the jury expected to be sent out to consider its verdict this afternoon.