A woman who says she was raped at Denver International Airport last year by a man who spoke with her at an airport bar says she didn't scream because she was being choked.
The Denver Post reports the woman, now 23, told Denver jurors Tuesday that she stopped saying no and was just trying to breathe. At one point during the violent attack, the woman testified that suspect Noel Bertrand of Portland, Ore., told her he found the gagging sound she was making sexy. The trial continues Wednesday.
Two airline mechanics intervened.
Bertrand's attorney, Wadi Muhaisen, alleges that the woman had rough, consensual sex with Bertrand, then regretted it.
She says Bertrand attacked her on a DIA concourse after she refused his request for a kiss.