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RCMP say sex offender lied in police statement

An application to exclude voir dire evidence was denied in Penticton Supreme Court.

PENTICTON — The RCMP officer who interrogated David Wesley Bobbitt after his arrest in 2007 said Bobbitt’s story was full of holes and accused him of not telling the truth in his statement.

The video statement was played in Penticton Supreme Court today as part of Const. Mike Desmond’s testimony. He was the officer who arrested and interrogated Bobbitt at the police station.

“The only story that’s not inconsistent is (the complainant’s),” Desmond told him. “I don’t think you’re telling me the truth.”

Bobbitt was arrested after a now ex-girlfriend called the police accusing Bobbitt of strangling and abusing her while they were having sex.

“I couldn’t hurt her on purpose,” Bobbitt said in the video. “That’s not me.”

During the nearly two-hour-long video, Bobbitt’s story consistently changed, and he was “remembering stuff when it’s convenient to match what I’ve been telling you,” Desmond said.

The couple had a troubled past and were fighting the night of the incident, which may have pressed Bobbitt’s buttons and caused him to react out of character, Desmond said.

When Desmond left the room, Bobbitt can be heard mumbling to himself.

“She’s trying to get me in trouble… I did not hurt her,” he said.

Near the end of the statement, Bobbitt admitted to choking the complainant but said he had no intentions of hurting her.

“I’m thinking things got too carried away,” he said.

The dangerous offender hearing continues this afternoon.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Meaghan Archer at marcher@infotelnews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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