Alleged rapist shows his penis in court to prove his innocence

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The prosecution wasn't convinced, saying he could have 'manscaped' his parts differently. Photo credit: Getty

A man accused of rape has whipped out his penis in court to prove he didn't do it.

Desmond James, 26, is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in 2012, the New York Post reports.

According to the accuser, her attacker's penis was lighter in colour than the rest of his skin. James decided the best way to prove he was innocent was to show the jury his manhood - and the judge let him, saying it was within his constitutional rights.

"You saw a penis that is darker than the rest of his skin - for that reason alone, you must acquit," his lawyer told the jury and public gallery, which the judge noted was fuller than usual.

The prosecution wasn't convinced, attorney Stacey Miranda saying James could have changed how his penis looked in the six years since the attack.

"Do we have any idea of what she may have been seeing that night? What his manscaping was like at the time? What light was shining on it?"

Ms Miranda said even if the penis didn't match, DNA evidence puts James at the crime scene.

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