Man denies raping ex-wife

A BULGARIAN man accused of raping his ex-wife denied the charges during his trial in Palma.

He also mistreated her on a regular basis when they lived together, according to the prosecution, which has asked for a 15-year prison sentence. The accused maintains that he has never assaulted his partner and that all intercourse was consensual.

His ex-wife, also from Bulgaria, claims that she suffered psychological abuse on a ‘regular basis’ and physical abuse ‘from time to time’ in front of their daughters both before and after their arrival in Spain in 2007.

“One night I was driving because he had been drinking,” she said. “He hit me on the head, chest and back for not putting on the full beams. Our daughter was in the back seat.” She also spoke about the time the accused to her to a field and forced her to have sex.

The incident that led to the break-up of their marriage in April 2010 was when he allegedly assaulted one of his daughters. She said she had not reported the incidents ‘out of fear’.

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