In a shocking and one of a kind judgment, a 46-year-old millionaire property developer has been cleared of raping a teenager after claiming he accidentally penetrated the 18-year-old after he tripped and fell on her.
The girl accused Ehsan Abdulaziz of forcing himself on her while she was sleeping on the sofa in his Maida Vale flat. She had met Abdulaziz in a fancy nightclub in August 2014 where she was with a friend who was an acquaintance of the business man.
He invited the two girls to join him at this Â£1,000-per-night table and offered them a ride home in his Aston Martin, the Southwark Crown Court heard.
At his house, he offered some alcohol to the women and then took the second woman into the bedroom for sex.
The teenager claimed she woke up when she realized Abdulaziz was forcing himself on her. But, Abdulaziz said he accidentally fell on the younger woman when she tried seducing him and he had just gone to offer her a T-shirt to sleep in or a taxi ride home.
The jury acquitted him in just 30 minutes of deliberations despite his semen and DNA being found inside the teenager’s vagina. The millionaire is said to have given his evidence in private by showing how the girl had put her hand behind his head to pull him towards her, because of which he fell.