Man found not guilty in drunken sex assault 33

Was beaten by woman's family members
A Manitoba man has been found not guilty of an alleged sex attack that saw him beaten by the victim's family members.

Jurors deliberated less than two hours Friday before acquitting Ruben Bunn of one count of sexual assault.

Bunn was accused of sexually assaulting the then 18-year-old alleged victim at a Fort Alexander drinking party in June 2009.

Prosecutors argued the woman was too intoxicated after a day of drinking to consent to having sex with Bunn.

Bunn, testifying in his own defence, told jurors he asked the woman three times if she wanted to have sex with him and she said yes each time.

"I'm not a sexual predator," he told jurors.

Jurors heard the woman's aunt broke down a bedroom door and found Bunn on top of the woman with his pants around his ankles.

The woman's aunt and mother beat the man with a coin-filled "Texas mickey" bottle and kicked him out of the house. He returned a short time later to "apologize" and was attacked again.

Police found the man a short time later at his home, seriously injured.

Bunn told police he had been having consensual sex with the woman when he was "bottled."

Bunn was taken to hospital for treatment and then arrested.

The alleged victim told jurors she had been drinking all day and had no memory of having or consenting to have sex with Bunn.

"The last thing I remember was sitting in there with everybody having a good time," she said. "When I came to I was sitting in a cop car."

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