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Dumfries man denies rape claims

High Court in Glasgow
Image caption Mr Seaton claimed in court that the woman had not given "any sign of resistance"

A man accused of indecently assaulting and raping a woman in his home has told a jury: "I'm no rapist."

James Seaton, 65, denies raping a 42-year-old woman at his home in Collin, near Dumfries in November 2009.

At the High Court in Glasgow, he told a jury that he had sex with the woman but claimed she was a willing partner.

He denied raping the woman and said she had put her arms round his neck and starting kissing him and he had "kissed her back".

He was asked by defence QC Ronnie Watson: "Did you have any doubt she wanted to have sex with you?"

Mr Seaton replied: "No."

He also claimed she had not given "any sign of resistance".

Mr Seaton is accused of pushing the woman into a bedroom, removing her clothing, forcing her to perform a sex act, simulating sex with her and raping her.

He denies the charge against him.

The trial before Lord Stewart continues.

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