Man who secretly removed condom without consent during sex jailed for rape

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A man who "stealth" raped a prostitute has been jailed in a legal first for New Zealand.

Jessie Campos, 48, removed his condom and ejaculated in his victim in a brothel after being warned not to in 2018.

He was caged for three years and nine months after claiming it was "more acceptable" in his native Philippines, the NZ Herald reports.

Wellington District Court judge Stephen Harrop said: "I can’t proceed on the basis that raping sex workers is any more acceptable (in the Philippines) than it is here."

Removing a condom during sex without the consent of an unsuspecting victim has been called "stealthing".

In her victim impact statement, the woman said the offending had changed her world view and she now almost never leaves home alone.

She said she had to leave the industry because of the offending and even struggles to undress in front of her partner of two years.

The defence argued there was no premeditation and a cultural report on the man, who is from the Philippines, was directly relevant to the sentencing.

Judge Harrop disagreed, stating there was an element of premeditation to the case as he was told multiple times a condom was necessary and that sex workers were no less victims than any other survivor.

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The judge said the Wellington man, who had been in the country since 2016, raped the sex worker in a Lower Hutt brothel in late 2018.

He told the court Campos was made aware that a condom was legally required during the sexual contact at the start of the one-hour session, and multiple times throughout.

Campos questioned this but agreed to proceed with a condom and they had consensual sex with protection, but later they had sex again, during which he removed the condom.

The worker saw him do this and she emphasised that he acted inappropriately, wagged her finger, and made him put one back on, which he did.

However, he then removed the condom again.

Immediately, the judge said she ran to her manager’s room and the police were called.

Wellington District Crime Squad manager detective senior sergeant Haley Ryan told the newspaper last week that it was the country’s first known conviction for this type of offending.

In sentencing, the judge said the assault had risked the woman’s health and caused her pervasive mental harm, which she is still suffering from.

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Judge Harrop said Campos sends money to his family back in the Philippines and his employer wrote a letter stating he had been a good worker.

With no prior offending, the judge said the assault was out of character for the man, who would likely be deported once the sentence is complete.

Victoria University of Wellington’s Dr Samantha Keene explained a conviction for the non-consensual removal of a condom during sex recognises that consent to sex with someone who is wearing a condom at the time it begins does not mean the consent remains when it is removed.

If you or somebody you know has been affected by this story, contact Victim Support for free, confidential advice on 0845 30 30 900 or visit their website, www.victimsupport.org.uk.

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