A woman experienced "extreme pain" when she was allegedly sexually assaulted by a man inside her home after he got in the same taxi with her following a night out in 2018, a jury has heard.
During the first day of Vaughan Robert Rogers' NSW District Court trial in Wollongong, a 12-person jury was empanelled before Crown prosecutor Daniel Noll gave them an outline of the night and alleged assault.
The 41-year-old Fairy Meadow resident formally pleaded not guilty to a charge of aggravated sexual assault inflicting actual bodily harm in front of Judge Chris Hoy.
Mr Noll told the court the alleged victim, aged 57 at the time, went to a music concert alone about 8.30pm at the Beaches Hotel in Thirroul as her friend was unwell on Saturday, October 13.
Following the gig, the woman went towent to Towradgi Beach Hotel where she continued drinking with friends before she was approached by Vaughan Rogers, shortly after he arrived by himself at 2.20am.
Mr Noll said the woman was drunk but still able to explain key events throughout the night.
The Crown alleged Rogers and the woman did not know each other.
Mr Noll told the court that CCTV footage captured Rogers, who did not appear intoxicated, sitting with a beer and watching the woman and her friends.
Only nine minutes later, Rogers approached the woman and her friend, before he touched the friend who told him to "piss off, just go away".
The Crown alleged Rogers lingered near the taxi rank while the friend put the woman in the front seat of a taxi.
It is alleged that once the friend left, Rogers slipped into the back seat of the taxi without the woman noticing.
The Crown alleged the woman did not notice Rogers was in the car until midway through the trip.
The woman allegedly told Rogers, "you're not coming with me", which was allegedly overheard by the driver.
Once the taxi reached the woman's Tarrawanna home, Rogers allegedly got out of the cab at 2.40am and told the woman he wanted to walk home.
The woman allegedly told him to "f--k off and go away".
However, Rogers allegedly lingered outside the woman's house. As she walked down her driveway she slipped and fell due to the rain.
The Crown alleged the woman unlocked her front door deadbolt, turned and saw Rogers standing behind her in the doorway.
The woman allegedly screamed, "f--k off", "go away" and "get out of my house" before she hit him with her umbrella.
The Crown alleged Rogers pushed the woman from behind onto the floor in her entry hallway.
Rogers allegedly lay on top of the woman as she screamed and tried to push him off her.
The Crown alleged the woman grabbed Rogers by the throat and screamed, 'f--k you' before he covered her mouth and forced her legs apart causing her "extreme pain" as she had had an operation which calcified her legs.
Rogers allegedly forced his fingers inside her vagina causing her considerable pain as she said 'f--k you, I can't do this".
The Crown suggested the woman was terrified, completely exhausted and laid there as the alleged assault continued for some time.
At one point, Rogers allegedly tried to roll the woman onto her stomach, which prompted her to tell him to "stop" and "get out".
The Crown claimed the woman pretended she was asleep and Rogers left the house.
Mr Noll said CCTV footage showed a man, which the Crown alleged was Rogers, walk near her house after 4am.
Following the alleged assault, the woman made two calls about 4.40am, one to a friend and said, "I've been raped" while hysterically crying.
She then called Triple 0 telling the operator "when I got in the cab he was there".
The Crown alleged Rogers' Uber records on his phone indicated he got an Uber 400 metres away from the woman's home about 4.57am back to his house, which is 200 metres from Towradgi Beach Hotel.
The woman's friend came to her house at 5.15am and she was taken to the hospital where she was underwent a medical examination.
She sustained scratches on her thighs, a bruise on her buttocks and a bruise on her left knee, some of which may have been caused by the alleged assault or driveway fall.
The Crown alleged Rogers inflicted actual bodily harm to the woman as she had a burst blood vessel on her vagina allegedly caused by the impact of a penis or finger, and light bloodstains.
Mr Noll alleged a swab of the woman's vagina showed no semen but a positive DNA match to Rogers.
The Crown also alleged Rogers' fingerprints were found on the floor.
Police began investigating the alleged assault, prompting them to release CCTV images of a man, alleged to be Rogers, to the media before he was arrested at his home on October 16.
The Crown alleged the woman did not consent to the intercourse and that Rogers knew she did not consent.
Rogers' defence lawyer Leah Rowan opted to not make opening submissions to the jury.
The trial continues and is expected to last seven days.
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