A FIFE man has strenuously denied repeatedly raping a sleeping woman and having non-consensual sex with her drunken 15-year-old sister.

Darrell Swanson vigorously rejected the allegations during a police interview under caution, a jury at the High Court in Livingston heard today.

Swanson, 39, of West Cromwell Street, Edinburgh, is charged with sexually assaulting the 36 year old woman and raping her while she was asleep and incapable of consenting at addresses in the Lochgelly area between 2004 and 2013.

He is also accused of indecently assaulting and raping the woman’s 30-year-old sister when she was a 15-year-old while she was intoxicated and unable to consent, as well as sending her indecent sexual messages through social media in Kinglassie when she was aged 24.

Swanson said there was no truth in the older woman’s claim that he had two therapy sessions for “sexsomnia” because he claimed he couldn’t remember having intercourse with her in the middle of the night.

He said: “The reason I went to doctor was because of masturbating and porn because she said it was a problem. I thought she was just over reacting to it.

“I’ve never had sex with her while she was sleeping. It didn’t happen. The furthest it went was groping her or moving her clothing.”

He also flatly denied having sex with the woman’s teenage sister after plying her with vodka claiming: “I never had sex with her. I only kissed her.”

He added: “Why would you have sex with someone while they’re sleeping? I can’t explain something that didn’t happen. I dinnae get it. I dinnae get any of this.

“If she was sleeping I would have had to have woken her up to have sex with her. If I’d woken her up she wouldn’t want sex anyway.”

Neither of the women involved can be identified for legal reasons.

The trial, before Lady Poole, continues.