A man who allegedly set up a fake female Facebook profile to trick a teenage boy into having sex with him told police he was trying to teach "lessons" to men who mistreated women.
Billy Tamawiwy, 23, is currently on trial in the ACT Supreme Court for sexual intercourse without consent and using a carriage service to harass or send offensive material.
Tamawiwy set up a Facebook profile in the name of "Tayla Edwards", using images derived from a Google search for "Australian female".
He then began approaching teenage boys on the social media platform, striking up conversations that quickly became sexualised.
Tamawiwy, posing as Ms Edwards, allegedly enticed the men to have sex with a man, who was really the accused, promising them they could then have intercourse with Ms Edwards and her friends.
One of the targets, after initially resisting the offer, agreed and met up with a man he thought was named "Christian", in the hope of having an orgy with Ms Edwards and her friends.
"Christian" was really Tamawiwy, and the pair engaged in sexual intercourse.
Tamawiwy later threatened to send video and images of the encounter to the man's family and friends.
One video was sent to the man's younger brother, and other material to his friends.
On Wednesday, an interview between police and Tamawiwy was played to the ACT Supreme Court, in which the defendant admitted he had created the Facebook profile, and had sex with the man on the promise of intercourse with Ms Edwards.
He told police he had wanted to teach a lesson to men who treated women poorly, and wanted to see what kind of responses he would get using the profile of Ms Edwards.
"I didn't mean to hurt [the complainant]," he said.
Tamawiwy told police offensive material had once been sent to his father, so he knew how it felt.
"It does feel... I feel lost. I feel embarrassed," he said.
The detective replied:
"So why do it to [the complainant]?"
"So he knows how to treat girls, not like sluts and stuff. I didn't mean to hurt him."
Tamawiwy said he had been treated poorly by men in the past.
The accused has pleaded not guilty to the charges. His barrister James Lawton earlier told the court that the issue of whether the man consented to sex with Tamawiwy would be crucial to the case.
The Crown, represented by Trent Hickey, is alleging the man's consent was negated by Tamawiwy's fraudulent misrepresentations about Tayla Edwards and her friends.
While speaking with police, Tamawiwy said he never thought the man would agree to the proposal.
He said the man appeared "desperate" and was persistent.
The detective asked:
"So why didn't you say no?"
"I said 'are you sure you want to do it?' He said he wanted to get the p---y."
After the sexual encounter, the man contacted the Ms Edwards Facebook profile to arrange the promised sex.
Ms Edwards arranged to meet him at an address on London Circuit, but noone answered the buzzer when he arrived.
Tamawiwy told police that, upon learning of the deception, the man had threatened to kill him.
Police asked him why he thought that threat had been made, to which he replied:
"He assumed I was Tayla and he didn't get the sex and stuff."
The trial continues before Justice Richard Refshauge on Thursday.