Posted June 19, 2018 06:33:47A woman in Brisbane has told the ABC she was shocked when she found a sewing machine at the top of her front stairs.
Key points:Sewing machine found on the top floor of a Brisbane houseTwo women say they had been raped by the machineSewardess Katia Kates, 25, has pleaded not guilty to three charges of aggravated indecent assault and a fourth charge of rape by a person under the age of 16.
Sewage company Baskin-Robbins says it had contacted police and that the machine is now being repaired.
Ms Kates said she had been home from a day at the office and had been sleeping at her mother’s house when she saw the machine in the house.
“I had to go and get the machine, I couldn’t go out there without it,” she said.
“It was just awful, I don’t think I’ve ever been so scared in my life.”
Ms Kames said she believed the machine was her husband, and that she had “been raped”.
She said the machine “took a little bit of a break” but then it started up again, this time on her left side.
“The first thing I did was I put the clothes back on,” she told ABC Brisbane’s Inside Out.
“When I put my clothes back in, I was really scared, I didn’t know what to do.”
The second thing I was scared of was going downstairs and hearing his footsteps, so I took off my clothes and went down to the toilet and came back and there was the machine.
“You know, he was sitting there, the sewing machine was on his left side, and it was just the sound of his footsteps and the vibrations from it.”
Ms S was also frightened and took the machine to her mother, who contacted the local police.
Ms S said her mother told her that her husband had been caught by police in Brisbane and he would be charged.
“She said she just didn’t think she was going to be able to go home,” she explained.
“My mum was just telling me, I’m going to get him.”
She said it was her mother who had been “very supportive” and “totally supportive” of her, but the matter “got out of hand”.
Ms S has now left the house, and she said she would “absolutely” be returning if she could.
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