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Two drunk, naked women spotted at lover's apartment, gang rape trial told

Patrick Sikorski tries to hide behind his briefcase as he leaves 361 University Ave. courthouse in Toronto Wednesday August 7, 2013.

Credits: Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun/QMI Agency

SAM PAZZANO | QMI AGENCY

TORONTO - A "friend with benefits" who showed up in the middle of the night at her lover's penthouse condo told his gang rape trial she discovered two "naked" women who were so inebriated they couldn't dress themselves.

The 29-year-old woman testified Wednesday at the trial of Patrick Sikorski and his pal Daniel Griffiths that she helped one woman dress and escorted both out before spending the night there.

A publication ban has been imposed on all three women's identities.

Sikorski, 27, who's the executive director of Omega Food Importers Co. Ltd. in Mississauga, Ont., and the son of a successful London, Ont., entrepreneur, and Griffiths, 30, a Toronto tradesman, have pleaded not guilty to gang sexual assault, administering a noxious substance, and sexual assault, alleged to have happened Dec. 4, 2009.

The witness spotted the first woman -- who was wearing only a burgundy bra -- standing in the doorway of Sikorski's bedroom while Griffiths lay naked under the covers in Sikorski's bed.

"I was not happy to find the two naked women," the woman, a kindergarten teacher, told Justice Ian Nordheimer.

"I thought the burgundy woman's speech was slurred at times, but I completely understood what she was saying," the woman told court. "She was thankful that I helped her."

She found another naked woman laying face up on the upper level of the condo. "She shot me dirty looks," the witness said, adding the woman's icy demeanour never changed.

The witness said she had been seeing Sikorski once a week since meeting him and Griffiths at Wasaga Beach, north of Toronto, on Labour Day weekend 2009. Their relationship has since ended without rancour.

When asked if she would describe herself as a "friend with benefits" to Sikorski, she replied, "Yes, but I didn't know that. I thought it was more than that."

She said she confronted Sikorski once the women exited the downtown condo.

"I asked if he had sex with them and he said, ‘No.'"

But the next morning she grilled him again. She testified Sikorski admitted having sex with "the burgundy bra girl" and Griffiths said he "slept with" the floor girl.

The burgundy bra woman is alleging she was drugged, helpless and sodomized -- passed around from one man to the other.

Both women showed signs of impairment but "the floor woman was very drunk," the witness testified.

The trial continues.

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