Man jailed eight years for r*ping sleeping woman


A salesman has been jailed for eight years for r-ping  a sleeping woman following a drunken night out.

Shane Baldwin, 31, claimed they had had consensual s-x after he tripped over a bed and fell naked on top of her.

The victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was staying overnight in a spare room at his then home in Chatham, Kent, in May 2017.

Having shared an Uber back to the property, the woman went to sleep in a spare bedroom wearing a Bambi pyjama top and long-legged bottoms.

But she woke shortly after 5am to find Baldwin r-ping her and telling her to be quiet.

She immediately left the house and took a taxi to a friend’s house. The court heard she was so upset that the driver even asked if she had been r-ped.

Police were alerted once she was at her friend’s address and Baldwin was arrested.

He gave three differing accounts to officers, maintaining during two interviews that he had not even had s-x with the woman.

He initially said he had fallen on top of her as he made his way through the spare room after visiting the bathroom. He said he apologised and then left.

But when later confronted with DNA evidence found on the woman, Baldwin claimed that it may have been transferred on to her from the pyjama bottoms.

Told that was scientifically impossible, he then admitted having s-x with the woman.

But he maintained it was consensual and had been instigated by the victim.

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