Convicted sex offender denies assault

Ronald Teneycke testifies in Penticton Supreme Court where he is on trial for sexual assault

A starkly different picture was painted by the man accused of sexually assaulting a Penticton woman in Okanagan Falls than what she presented in court last week.

Ronald Teneycke, who is a convicted sex offender, took the stand after the Crown rested its case on Monday in Penticton Supreme Court. During his testimony, Teneycke said he did not have any intentions of having sex with a woman hitchhiker who he picked up near the Penticton airport on July 31, 2011. Even when kissing progressed into more intimate contact.

“I am more the kind of cuddly type person. I enjoy that more,” said Teneycke.

He said their sexual activity was consensual and it was the woman, who cannot be named due to a publication ban, who had initiated an attraction almost as soon as he met her. Teneycke said the woman smelled of beer when she got into his Cadillac.

“She asked me to consider giving her a ride to Keremeos … she said she was into S&M and was such a horny girl,” said Teneycke.

He said she touched his long hair, told him he was handsome and asked if he had a girlfriend. She then asked if he wanted oral sex performed on him.

“I said you really are a horny girl or you just really want to get to Keremeos,” said Teneycke.

It wasn’t until he neared the Kaleden junction that Teneycke said he decided he would give the woman a ride to Keremeos where she told him she was looking to exchange jewelry for drugs. They eventually found themselves on Oliver Ranch Road and then drove onto forest service road 201 upon her directions to a swimming area.

Teneycke said they began walking to the water when she veered off and sat at the doorway of an abandoned building stating she was tired. He said it was a “natural thing” that it progressed when she leaned her head on his shoulder, he put his arm around her and they began kissing. He said the woman laid a blanket down and they began engaging in “foreplay.” He said he couldn’t get an erection and when she asked if he wanted oral sex, Teneycke said he was embarrassed to tell her he had an STD.

“I wanted to avoid talking about it so I said I have sex toys in the car,” said Teneycke.

He told the court all of his girlfriends always just wanted to have sex and he wasn’t into that. When he found sex toys in a box belonging to his most recent girlfriend, who he met on the Internet, Teneycke said it “destroyed the relationship.” He added he put the sex toys in the trunk of his car because he did not want the ex-girlfriend coming into his house for them.

Teneycke said he retrieved those from the car and used them with the woman. He said he then decided to leave because it was getting close to 11 p.m. and he was “grounded.”

Teneycke said he had to go back to the abandoned building to retrieve a windbreaker left behind and then he took the woman to his mother’s house where he introduced the two. He recalled his mom went to bed and the woman kept talking about needing to get more cocaine and beer and eventually left.

Crown counsel John Swanson questioned Teneycke why he would continue to engage sexually with the woman if he knew he wasn’t going to be gratified by it, especially if the woman wasn’t his type as he testified to. Teneycke said he couldn’t recall what was going through his mind.

Defence is also expected to be calling Teneycke’s mother to testify before closing arguments are given.

 

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