A millionaire property developer has been cleared of raping a teenage girl after he claimed he accidentally tripped and fell on her.
Ehsan Abdulaziz, 46, was accused of forcing himself on the 18-year-old while she slept on a sofa at his flat in Maida Vale, West London.
The court heard how he had already had sex with the teenager’s 24-year-old friend, whom he already knew, and said his penis may have still been poking out of his underwear when he fell on top of the girl, which is how traces of his DNA ended up in her vagina.
As reported by the Independent, Abdulaziz invited the two women back to his apartment in his Aston Martin after they met at the Cirque le Soir nightclub on August 7 last year. He gave them vodka before having sex with the older woman.
The young woman said she had woken up in the early hours of the morning, with Mr Abdulaziz on top of her, forcing himself inside her.
However, he subsequently claimed he’d gone to see if the young woman wanted a t-shirt to sleep in, or a taxi home, when he said she pulled him on top of her and placed his hand between her legs. He added that his fingers may still have had remnants of his semen on them from having sex with the 24-year-old moments earlier.
In his evidence, Mr Abdulaziz demonstrated how the girl had allegedly put her hand behind his head to pull him towards her, which is how he says he fell.
He said: “I’m fragile, I fell down but nothing ever happened, between me and this girl nothing ever happened”.
Abdulaziz was cleared of one count of rape at Southwark Crown Court on Tuesday.