Himwanth Ramkishun, 54, is accused of raping a pensioner with dementia at a care home where his wife was the boss
A laundryman accused of raping a dementia sufferer in a care home was caught by a condom found and handed to the police by the manager - who was also his wife, a court heard today.
Himwanth Ramkishun, 54, is accused of leaving the contraceptive behind after allegedly carrying out the sex attack on a 76-year-old woman at the home in Devon.
It was later recovered by carers and given to the defendant's wife Ivorine Ramkishun, who was also the duty manager at the home, a jury was told.
Mrs Ramkishun called the police unaware that the condom contained traces of her husband's DNA, prosecutors claim.
Ramkishun has gone on trial at Plymouth Crown Court accused of raping the elderly woman.
He denies having sex with her at the care home between June 8 and June 11 last year.
Ramkishun told police that he accidentally touched the condom after it had been recovered, leaving behind his DNA.
Prosecutors claim that he planted two other condoms in coat pockets to try and 'deflect blame'.
David Sapiecha, for the Crown Prosecution Service, opened the trial by saying that the woman could not look after herself and could not make 'rational decisions' or consent to sex.