A U.K. man has plead guilty to raping a straight man in his sleep, though he doesn’t actually remember doing it because he was too drunk.
23-year-old Edward Jupp testified in an Exeter Crown Court this week that he has absolutely “no idea” how he ended up in bed with the sleeping heterosexual couple last May.
According to court records, Jupp and the couple had been at a “booze-fueled party” when they returned to the couple’s house and promptly passed out.
The man and woman fell asleep in their bed alone. Halfway through the night, however, the man was awaked by what prosecutor Pushpanjali Gohil said felt like someone “playing with his penis
He turned over. Moments later, he felt someone “touching his balls again” again before all of a sudden there was a sharp “pain in his bottom.” Too drunk to really realize what was happening, the man just laid there until the pain subsided. When he awoke hours later, his butt was still sore.
That’s when put two and two together and realized he had been sexually assaulted by Jupp in his sleep.
Jupp’s lawyer said his client was so drunk that he “cannot recall any sexual activity,” though he believes “something happened, exactly what, he will never know.”
Gohil told the court her client is not gay and was “mortified mortified by what has happened,” adding he felt “extremely embarrassed” and that the incident has had a “devastating impact on his life,” resulting in him suffering from PTSD and needing to take medication.
Rather than fight it out in court, Jupp pleaded guilty to assault by penetration.
The judge, Recorder Ignatius Hughes QC, sentenced him to nine months in jail, followed by two years probation, and ordered he be placed on the Sex Offenders’ register for 10 years.
h/t: Mirror UK