A 46-year-old Saudi millionaire was found not guilty for raping an 18-year-old girl. His defense was that he tripped, fell down on top of her and accidentally penetrated her.
Ehsan Abdulaziz invited the girl and her 24-year-old friend in his apartment in London. He had sex with 24-year-old while the 18-year-old slept on his sofa in his Maida Vale flat.
The young woman told London’s Crown Court Southwark that she had woken up in the morning with Abdulaziz forcing himself onto her. She felt scared and ran away from the apartment, then told police about what happened.
Abdulaziz argued that after having sex with the 24-year-old, he went to get water. He saw the teen lying in an awkward position. He said that he asked her if she wanted to get an extra T-shirt or call a taxi. That was when the girl grabbed her. “I’m fragile, I fell down but nothing ever happened, between me and this girl nothing ever happened,” he said as quoted by Mirror UK.
DNA tests found his semen inside the girl. Abdulaziz went on arguing that his penis might have been poking out when he tripped on top of her and accidentally penetrated her. Another possible explanation is that he had semen on his hands, and the girl had forced him to put his hands between her legs, he told court.
The court chose to believe the Saudi millionaire’s story. Judge Martin Griffiths allowed an extraordinary hearing where Abdulaziz presented his evidence in private, for 20 minutes, the Daily Mail reported.
The trio met in a bar before the “accidental rape” happened. Jason Bartfeld, defending lawyer, said his client does not have the habit of meeting girls at a club for one-night stands. His client had met the girls long before the incident.
Abdulaziz told court the girl was excited to ride in his car. She even invited him to their apartment, but he suggested for them to go to his flat instead. Bartfeld said the girl filed a rape case against him because she was embarrassed that the Saudi millionaire did want to have sex with her. “The reality is he never put his penis inside you, he never even tried to have sex with you,” Bartfeld told the girl in court as reported by Daily Mail.