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The wife of a male beautician accused of sexually assaulting women at their clinic while giving them "Brazilian" hair removal treatments told a jury yesterday that the women she saw seemed fine after their appointments.

Dona Subasinghe, 42, was giving evidence yesterday in her husband Don Chaminda Subasinghe's District Court trial in which he is fighting allegations he sexually penetrated female clients without their consent during intense pulse light hair removal procedures on their genitals.

The prosecution claims he committed the crimes at the Cut 'N Curl salon he ran with his wife and a brother in Canning Vale, and had suggested to the women that rubbing would ease the pain of the treatment before the rubbing moved to areas that were not being treated. The offences allegedly happened in late 2010 and early 2011.

Mr Subasinghe's lawyer Tom Percy is arguing the claims are false and possibly the result of malice, embarrassment or a simple mistake.

The court has been told that some of the women had attended more than one appointment and that eight of the alleged victims had complained to police only after they were approached by officers carrying out an investigation into another client's allegations.

Yesterday, Ms Subasinghe said she only ever saw women seem normal and "happy" when they left the salon. Mrs Subasinghe denied she had discussed giving evidence with her husband, who had taken the stand on Thursday.

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