Closing arguments underway in trial of businessman accused of brutalizing teen

The closing arguments in the trial of a businessman accused of beating, sexually assaulting and threatening a young woman is happening today in Nova Scotia Supreme Court.

Michael Kobylanski, who lives in Halifax but operates his business in Dartmouth, faces six charges including sexual assault with a weapon, choking, uttering threats and assault. The alleged offences happened in 2014 and 2015. The woman was 17 at the time of the alleged offences and Kobylanski was in his late-30s.

Last week, Kobylanski, 41, testified in his own defence, denying he was ever violent with the teen.

The Crown and defence attorneys will make their cases this morning. Justice Felix Cacchione will give instructions to jury this afternoon, which is made up of six men and six women.

The CBC's Blair Rhodes live blogged from Nova Scotia Supreme Court.