Man accused of raping woman says he tripped and fell naked on top of her


A person accused of raping a sleeping girl in his house informed police he had tripped over her mattress and fallen on high of her whereas bare, a court docket heard.

Shane Baldwin, 31, was arrested on suspicion of raping a girl he invited to remain in his spare room in Rochester, Kent, in Might 2017.

The alleged sufferer had been out ingesting with buddies within the close by city of Chatham when she grew to become unwell.

Baldwin stated she may keep at his house for the night time however after going to mattress, she claims she woke within the early hours to search out him ‘leaning’ over her whereas bare.

She instantly left the home and informed police she had been raped.

Baldwin, who denies the allegation, informed officers he had fallen on high of her as he made his method again to his mattress after utilizing the bathroom.

He additionally claimed his DNA that was discovered on the lady could have come from shorts he had given her to put on in mattress, Maidstone Crown Court docket was informed.

The accused later informed officers he and his alleged sufferer had had consensual intercourse.

In the beginning of his trial on Tuesday, prosecutor Abigail Husbands stated the lady and her buddies had been drunk in the course of the night time out.

Having been sick, the alleged sufferer had gone to remain at Baldwin’s house and was given his garments to put on to mattress within the spare room.

Miss Husbands informed the court docket: ‘Simply previous 5am she woke with somebody leaning over her.

‘It took her some time to realise where she was. She realised it was Baldwin.’

The court docket heard that the lady left Baldwin’s home and took a taxi to a pal’s home the place she referred to as police.

When he was arrested, Baldwin informed officers that after utilizing the bathroom in the course of the night time, he headed by the spare room on his method again to mattress.

Jurors had been informed: ‘He stated he tripped over the sting of the mattress and fell on the sufferer and apologised.

‘He denied raping her.’

When interviewed for a second time, Baldwin was confronted with the DNA proof however maintained he had not had intercourse with the lady.

As a substitute he informed officers his DNA could have been transferred as a result of he had beforehand worn the shorts she had been given to put on in mattress, the court docket heard.

When he was informed it was not scientifically potential for his DNA to have been transferred in that method, Baldwin informed police he had had consensual intercourse with the lady.

He claims his alleged sufferer initiated the intercourse.

The trial continues.



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