A 23-year-old Norwegian woman was sentenced to nine months in prison yesterday after she was convicted of raping a man.
The Bergen district court also ordered her to pay 40,000 kroner (£3,340) in compensation, in what the local news media said was the first case of its kind in Norway.
According to court testimony, the January 2004 sexual assault took place when the 31-year-old man, whose name was withheld, fell asleep on a couch in the apartment the woman shared with her boyfriend.
He testified that he had woken up because the woman was performing oral sex on him. She at first denied it, but later changed her story, admitting sexual contact but claiming it was consensual.
The court said a legal amendment from 2000 defines such undesired sexual contact as rape.
The man said the episode left him with insomnia and virtually no interest in sex. He also described it as a breach of trust that had crushed his faith in people. The woman's lawyer told the local news agency NTB that an appeal was likely.