A rapist attacked a woman the morning after their first date because he was too drunk to perform the night before and woke up feeling ‘horny’, a court heard.
Hodijah Samuels, 30, met his victim on a dating website in July last year and went back to her house where some consensual sexual activity took place but the pair did not have full intercourse because he ‘could not get himself aroused’.
The woman, who cannot be identified, woke up the following morning to Samuels pressing himself against her, but she told him she had to go to work.
Warwick Crown Court heard Samuels then told her ‘Well I’m horny and we’re having sex’ before pulling down her pyjama bottoms and raping her in her own bed.
Samuels, of Coventry, denied rape and claimed the woman had falsely accused him out of spite because she was annoyed about him texting other women.
But he was found guilty following a trial and jailed for eight years and three months last Friday.
The judge told Samuels that the case was aggravated by the fact the victim caught a sexually transmitted disease as a result of the attack.
Prosecutor Tim Harrington told jurors during the trial: ‘This defendant went on a date with a young lady. They got on well and spent the night together, but they didn’t have intercourse.
‘In the morning she was going to go to work and didn’t want intercourse, but he took it anyway. He had his way with her when she didn’t want it. He knew that, but cannot face that now.’
Mr Harrington told the court Samuels met his victim online and when they met up they visited some pubs before going to the home of a friend of hers.
Samuels then drove her home where they watched TV and had more to drink, and she agreed he could stay because he’d had too much to be able to drive.
Mr Harrington said: ‘They got into bed together and they kissed and touched each other. But the defendant could not get himself aroused, possibly because of the amount of drink they had had, so they did not have intercourse.’
The jury heard she wanted to sleep because she had to go to work the next day, but he kept disturbing her and asked for her Wi-Fi code, which she did not give him.
Eventually she was able to get to sleep, and when she was woken by her alarm clock in the morning ‘it became apparent he was by then aroused’.
Mr Harrington added: ‘She made it quite plain she was not interested and had to go to work, but he said “Well I’m horny, and we’re having sex”.
‘She said no, but this defendant pushed her back on the bed, pulled down her pyjama bottoms and raped her and carried on until he had satisfied himself.’
After Samuels had left, she went to work but was visibly upset and confided in a colleague and the police were contacted.
Meanwhile Samuels sent her a text saying: ‘I’m sorry. I feel bad.’
She replied that she had kept telling him to get off, at which Samuels claimed she was ‘enjoying it’.
The woman then repeated that he had raped her, and he said: ‘It weren’t like that. I was still drunk and horny. I’m sorry, I am, seriously. I was just being an idiot because I was drunk.’
Samuels claimed they had had sex that night and then again in the morning after she initiated it.
He said she then ‘went funny’ with him because he was texting other women, adding that she was making a false allegation because of that.
But the court heard there were no messages to other women on his phone.
Jailing him, Judge Barry Berlin said: ‘You have been found guilty on, in my opinion, overwhelming evidence.
‘She invited you to her home and some sexual activity took place but, for some reason, you did not have intercourse.
‘The next morning things changed. You decided that, with or without her consent, you were going to have sexual intercourse with her.
‘You forced her against her will, when she had made it perfectly clear she did not want sexual intercourse.
‘You ignored that, you pushed her onto the bed and forcibly raped her. As a result of the rape she had a sexually transmitted disease, which brings this case into a higher category.
‘A further aggravating feature is that this occurred in her own home.’
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