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Man guilty of raping woman asleep on couch

AAP logoAAP 13/12/2016 Lisa Robinson

A man has been found guilty of raping a woman who fell asleep on a couch at a party in Sydney.

During his trial at the Downing Centre District Court, Scott Harry Richardson, 25, denied touching, undressing and sexually assaulting the woman last December but on Tuesday, a jury found him guilty.

He claimed he had leant over and hugged a person lying under a duvet on the couch, thinking it was his friend.

"I realised by the size of the person it wasn't my friend James, and I got off and said sorry, and then I left," he said.

Richardson's bail has been revoked by Judge Chris Hoy until his sentencing hearing on February 24.

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