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Sleeping sex attack.

A MAN accused of carrying out a sex attack in his home may have been sleepwalking at the time, it was claimed yesterday Leonard Spencer is accused of entering the bedroom of a guest and having sex with her without her consent.

But a psychiatrist told a court in Darwin, Australia, that Spencer could have suffered "sexsomnia".

Spencer, 48, insists he has no recollection of the event at his home at Nhulunbuy, in remote Arnhem Land, last June.

Giving evidence by video link, Dr Lester Walton told the court memory loss was "a hallmark" of sleepwalkers.

He said: "It's reasonably well established that sexual behaviour can form part and parcel of somnambulism."

The trial continues.
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Date:May 10, 2008
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