The Daily Telegraph
by MARGARET SCHEIKOWSKI
A SYDNEY man who allegedly used the pseudonym “The Wolf” on a Bondage, Domination, Sadism and Masochism (BDSM) website has denied raping a woman while causing her physical harm in a Kings Cross hotel.
Liam Gordon Murphy is charged with two counts of having sexual intercourse without the 21-year-old woman’s consent in circumstances of aggravation, in that he caused her actual bodily harm.
The 41-year-old is also charged with attempted aggravated sexual assault in the same encounter in August last year.
BONDAGE FAN ‘THE WOLF’ CHARGED WITH RAPE
Police allege Murphy and his alleged victim met at a Kings Cross hotel after first making contact on the popular BDSM website Fetlife, where he used the moniker The Wolf.
He appeared in Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court, where his lawyer Charles Waterstreet entered not guilty pleas on his behalf.
The case was adjourned to January 31 with Murphy’s bail continued. His conditions state he must not access the Fetlife site or use the Wolf profile.
Murphy is one of Fetlife’s most prolific members. He has also published his own 140-page manifesto outlining his sexual exploits.
In his online book, titled Show Me Who Really Are, he says he is called “The Wolf” because a friend told him, “Most men are like dogs, you are like the wolf.” Fetlife users access the site to share uncensored photos and videos and can arrange to meet up.
It boasts more than five million members who have shared 27 million photos. The site bills itself as “kinky heaven” and also features 338,512 videos.
A neighbour said Murphy largely kept to himself and said he thought he was just your “average bloke” with a wife and kid. …