Victim tells court about ‘predator’
When police told her in 2015 that the tape was real, the woman said, “I was horrified again.”
“Looking at that video and the things you said and did to me was painful and gross,” she said. “For seven long years I have had to wait for my day in court and endure the worry of whether you will be held accountable for your actions.
“Today I can start rebuilding knowing you will be held accountable. There is no punishment big enough for a person like you capable of such a terrible attack. You deserve everything you get.”
Parizian has continued to claim after his conviction that he engaged in consensual roleplay with the woman. He told a community correctional officer that the woman “played like she didn’t want to” and reenacted a pornographic video.
A report submitted to the court found Parizian to be at below-average risk of committing another sex offense and found him fit for community service, but noted that he had “misogyny.”
“Mr Parizian seems to think that women’s intentions are often malicious, as is evident [in] his statement that “90% of women are gold diggers,” says the report.
“The non-consensual sex offenses in which Mr. Parizian was involved may be an indicator of the risk factor of deviant sexual interest, which is associated with an increased risk of sexual relapse.”
Parizian’s attorney, Chris Watson, said Friday there was insufficient evidence to establish beyond a reasonable doubt that his client spiked the woman’s drink. He said alternative explanations for her behavior in the video were available, including food poisoning.
“He still denies the offence,” Watson said.
Judge Jane Culver said she could not see that the woman’s behavior on the tape was consistent with food poisoning. She said the woman was so obviously affected by a substance that the jury dismissed the claim that she was role-playing.
“You have the victim’s evidence that she did not willingly or knowingly use any substance that could explain what we observed on the tape,” Culver said.
Parizian will appear in court again on May 26th.
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