Salesman who claimed he ‘fell over’ woman’s bed is convicted of rape

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Toilet salesman, 31, who claimed he had intercourse with a girl after he drunkenly TRIPPED and fell into her mattress after an evening out is convicted of rape

  • Shane Baldwin went again to a home in Kent together with his sufferer after evening out
  • They went to sleep in separate rooms however she woke to seek out him raping her
  • He spun a variety of lies to police, claiming he by accident fell into the mattress
  • However he was convicted by a jury in the present day and locked up till he will be sentenced 

By Richard Spillett, Crime Correspondent For Mailonline

Revealed: 08:47 EDT, 30 August 2019 | Up to date: 08:53 EDT, 30 August 2019

Shane Baldwin raped a girl as she slept after going again to her home after an evening out

A rest room salesman has been convicted of raping a sleeping girl after he tried to assert he tripped over her mattress and fell on high of her following an evening out.

Shane Baldwin, 31, had gone again to a home with the girl after an evening consuming in Rochester, Kent in 2017.

The lady went to sleep with pyjamas on whereas Baldwin was speculated to sleep in one other room, Maidstone Crown Court docket has heard.

Nonetheless, she woke shortly after 5am to seek out Baldwin raping her and telling her to be quiet.

She fled the property to a buddy’s home and known as police, who arrested Baldwin. 

However he tried to keep away from punishment for his crimes by spinning a pack of lies. 

He initially mentioned he had fallen on high of the girl as he made his manner via the home after going the lavatory. He insisted he apologised after which left.

He additionally claimed a damning DNA pattern might have been transferred between pyjama bottoms.

However when advised that was scientifically unattainable, he then admitted having intercourse with the girl, however this time claimed it was consensual and had been instigated by the sufferer.

Immediately, a jury rejected his claims after deliberating for simply over two hours. He was remanded in custody till he’s sentenced on October 11. 

Baldwin saved altering his story as he tried to keep away from justice, however was convicted by a jury in the present day

Decide Adele Williams advised Baldwin, who’s a former lavatory showroom supervisor, he had been convicted on ‘clear and compelling’ proof.

She mentioned: ‘The sufferer’s private assertion makes plain the deeply traumatic impact that this has had upon her.’ 

Describing the horrific second she woke to seek out Baldwin on high of her, the sufferer advised the court docket: ‘I used to be confused as a result of I would been in a deep sleep… he was having intercourse with me. I had no pyjama bottoms or underwear on. 

‘It was like he was making an attempt to not wake me… he then went again to his room. I went to the bathroom and was sick.’

In his bid to get off the cost, Baldwin had advised the court docket he had been consuming double measures of rum and vodka on the night of the assault, and he and the sufferer had ended up ‘flirtatiously dancing and grinding’ in a nightclub.

He claimed they’d intercourse after he stumbled over the sting of her mattress in the dead of night, and landed together with his head on her chest. 

Baldwin, who till in the present day was dwelling together with his mother and father, later claimed he twice advised police he did not have intercourse with the sufferer as a result of he feared shedding his girlfriend.

A choose at Maidstone Crown Court docket (pictured) remanded Baldwin in custody in the present day

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