Winnipeg teen raped when suspected of stealing drugs, court told

Court of Queen's Bench 230 in Winnipeg



WINNIPEG -- A city man is accused of plying a young girl with beer and crack, then raping her when he thought she had stolen his drugs.

Oubay Chebib, 47, has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault, forcible confinement and uttering threats.

The alleged victim, who is now 19, told court she and her older sister had been drinking and smoking crack with Chebib at a North End home in April 2006 when her sister left to go for a walk.

"Things just went bad," the woman told jurors. "He started accusing me of stealing (drugs) off him. He seemed angry, very agitated, he couldn't keep still."

When Chebib demanded she strip off her clothes, she pulled out a pocketknife and threatened to stab him, she said.
Chebib punched her in the head, disarmed her and took off her clothes.

The woman said Chebib digitally penetrated her vagina and anus in a "search" of drugs, then tied her to a futon and raped her.

"He said if I told anybody there was somebody who was going to hurt me," she said.

The woman said she reported the sex assault but didn't provide a police statement until nearly two years later, fearing she might be arrested for breaching her probation.
"I was tired of keeping it in," the woman said when asked why she finally came forward.

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