The son of a person accused of raping and kidnapping a Belgian backpacker on a distant South Australian farm has disputed his father’s model of what occurred.
Gene Bristow claims the younger lady was working on the property in Meningie, 150 kilometres south-east of Adelaide, however the jury heard his household had no thought she was there.
Mr Bristow’s son took to the stand to provide proof towards his father as prosecutors quizzed him on precisely what he knew in regards to the allegations.
David Bristow lived on the household’s Meningie property and says he had no thought what was occurring inside a distant pig shed the place his father allegedly kidnapped and raped a Belgian backpacker he met by means of a Gumtree advert in February 2017.
The 22-year-old instructed the jury his father by no means talked about the younger lady and employed assist wasn’t wanted on the farm.
He additionally rejected claims Mr Bristow restrained animals utilizing cable ties.
Prosecutors say the ties have been as a substitute used on the alleged sufferer, together with chains, to restrain her to a sofa within the pig shed, which wasn’t seen from the primary home.
The jury instructed when David requested his 54-year-old father the place he was going at night time, he responded he was “seeing a buddy”.
His son’s 19-year-old companion was additionally in courtroom.
She claims Mr Bristow instructed her he was going to a job interview in Murray Bridge on the day of the alleged abduction then boasted how properly it went after he returned to the farm.
The courtroom has heard the alleged sufferer managed to lift the alarm, utilizing her laptop computer that night time earlier than police swarmed the city and made their arrest two days later.
The jury is predicted at hand down its verdict on Friday.