Jacques “Porkchop” Rouschop’s is on trial for rape and choking. Both complainants in the rape-and-choking trial have related horrifying accounts of being attacked and choked until they blacked out in the back seat of Rouschop’s pickup truck in an industrial lot. They told the jury they thought they were going to die.
Rouschop told court that he’d only been with one of his accusers twice, but had a close, years-long relationship with the other complainant, saying he had grown close to her and helped her out. He said she was his “regular girl” who would always call him as a “last resort” if nobody else picked her up. She sold sex on the streets of Vanier to feed her severe crack and fentanyl addictions, court heard.
When Rouschop took the stand for the second day yesterday he insisted he is innocent, claiming his penis is way too small to have committed vicious sex crimes against two Vanier prostitutes. “It’s my only defence,” Rouschop told the jury.
The accused choker-rapist said he’s been humiliated by international headlines for mounting his small-penis defence but that it’s the only way he can prove his innocence in the she-said, he-said case absent of DNA evidence, rape kits, or independent witnesses.
The jury was shown photographs of his one-inch penis, which measures two inches erect, according to the nurse who volunteered to take the delicate measurements.
Under cross-examination, assistant Crown attorney Meaghan Cunningham noted that the smaller his penis is, the stronger his defence case is. Cunningham again and again questioned the size of his penis, claiming that he “controlled the experiment” – referring to the times a nurse visited him at the Innes Road jail with a tape measure and camera. Cunningham questioned whether Rouschop’s penis was fully erect when it was measured.
Rouschop revealed that he had asked the Crown in September, and before trial, to have a doctor of their choice “fully examine” him but the Crown didn’t take him up on the offer. He testified that a botched surgery at age seven left him with a small penis.
“I have the penis of a seven-year-old,” he testified. “I’m not making this up. I can whip it out and show you.”
Ontario Superior Court Justice Robert Smith told the accused: “I’m not agreeing to allow you to whip it out.”
The Crown then raised his sex assault convictions from back in 1991 and in 2005, and portrayed the accused as career criminal who has made his living “lying, stealing and committing crimes.” Cunningham also established that Rouschop has had a hard time controlling his temper.
On the sex convictions, Rouschop told the jury: “I was innocent and I still am.”
Rouschop acknowledged he’s a longtime commercial thief, but he said he had a rule against breaking into someone’s home in case something he stole was a family heirloom. “It would be irreplaceable,” he told court.
The case continues.