Vasse man pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges

A 31-year-old Vasse man has pleaded not guilty to assaulting two women, one of whom was allegedly held captive over a two day period. 

Karl David William Baudoeuf faced Busselton Magistrate Court via video link from Bunbury Regional Prison on Tuesday and entered a plea of not guilty to all charges.

He is facing a string of charges including deprivation of liberty, sexual penetration without consent, assault and three counts of assault causing bodily harm.

Mr Baudoeuf has also been accused of aggravated sexual penetration without consent, two counts of unlawful assault causing bodily harm and one count of making a threat to kill. 

Busselton Magistrate Brian Mahon remanded Mr Baudoeuf in custody until his appearance in the district court on December 19.

Mr Baudoeuf was refused bail. 

During his first appearance in court in January, the court was told he raped and held a woman captive for two days after meeting her on Facebook. 

He is said to have picked up the woman from her residence and taken her back to his dwelling in Vasse on December 27 where they had consensual sex.

The following day, while watching television, he allegedly became aggressive and held a knife over her. 

When she became frightened and wanted to leave, he is accused of depriving the woman of her liberty, physically abusing and sexually assaulting her.

The court was told he then later drove the woman to a bush location where he injected methamphetamine and allegedly had non-consensual sex with her. 

The woman, in her statement to the court, said she injected methamphetamine as well because she was scared of what the man might do to her if she did not take the drugs. 

The next day, the accused drove the woman to a bush location to meet with his friends and when the woman attempted to escape and call her friend for help on her mobile he reportedly chased after her and took the phone away. 

The woman managed to escape on December 29.

The charges also relate to separate incident in Vasse, where he allegedly assaulted a woman and threatened to kill her.