A husband raped his new wife on their wedding night after she told him she didn't want to have sex, a court heard.
The woman, who is in her 20s, told Exeter Crown Court she was so drunk after she returned home from the wedding reception that she told her husband she did not want to have sex.
However, her husband ignored her pleas and forced her into it against her will.
He is also charged with raping her another four times during their two-year marriage.
Trial: A bride who claims she was raped on her wedding night has told a jury at Exeter Crown Court that she did not report it to the police because she was too frightened of her new husband
She finally went to the police after being attacked twice in two days. The husband denies five rapes.
The husband is also accused of raping her when she was heavily pregnant, while she was still in stitches after the baby's Caesarean birth, and on two later occasions.
She said: 'I was scared of him. I knew what a temper he has got. I was afraid he would take my babies. They are my life.
'I was petrified. I know it sounds messed up but it is how it was.
'On our wedding night I remember saying no and saying just because I am married to him I still had the right to say no.
'I remember saying it and then passing out for a bit and then finding him on top of me having sex with me. I did not want sex at that stage. That was why I had said no.'
The trial continues.
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