Guy ‘lured Tinder time to his house after that raped their’, test told

Ahmed Zamen, 43, is accused of a maximum of five counts including rape. A jury read exactly how his alleged prey gave up wanting to fight back because she ‘couldn’t place your down’

  • 18:02, 26 JAN 2021

A man lured a Tinder big date to his residence and raped this lady despite her claiming no “at the very least 20 times”, a courtroom has actually read.

Ahmed Zamen, 43, declines raping the lady at his dull in Cardiff a year ago, declaring the alleged prey found their residential property and involved with sex voluntarily.

The offence try alleged to took put on defendant’s residence in Cathays the spot where the set found for the first time. The complainant will not deny that she knowingly decided to go to Zamen’s residence but said that she couldn’t permission to their sexual advances.

Zamen was implicated of two counts of sexual assault, certainly tried rape, among assault by penetration, and something of rape. The guy denies all counts.

The court read that after leaving their home the complainant – who’s got automatic lifelong privacy – called the police and Zamen ended up being detained here morning.

Mr Griffiths described the alleged target would not learn how to get right to the pub and so required its postcode to which Zamen replied together with his very own postcode.

Following the alleged sufferer revealed this apparent error Zamen re-sent alike postcode and recommended she park at his residential property, in Cogan rooftop, and could stroll towards the pub.

She consented and after arriving was asked to the homes. The pair chatted together with alleged prey stated she have one cup of water together with defendant drank orange liquid.

In a video interview played to your courtroom the complainant said although she experienced uneasy in land she consented to these activities.

Mr Griffiths alleged that defendant then tried to believe beneath the woman’s leading that she mentioned: “No”. Its next alleged which he started experience the top her thighs through the woman trousers and lifted their leading to kiss their bust.

Also, it is alleged that during the sofa the defendant placed the complainant’s give inside their undergarments to the touch his genitals.

Describing the alleged event inside her video clip interview, the complainant stated she “sunk to the couch and made an effort to go away” making it obvious she was actually uncomfortable throughout incident.

The courtroom heard how defendant next taken the lady into a waiting situation and transferred to the bedroom where the guy unclothed down to their undergarments.

When asked why she performedn’t try and set the house or property at this time she said she “didn’t know”. She said she was actually unwilling to enter the bedroom and got “wary of where he desired to take it” but stated she wasn’t taken there by energy. The defendant subsequently unclothed down seriously to his underwear whilst complainant remained completely clothed.

Once when you look at the bedroom its alleged that defendant intimately assaulted the complainant in addition to raped the girl.

In a video meeting played on the judge the complainant stated she had mentioned “no at the least 20 period” and quit wanting to fight because she “couldn’t throw him off” and was actuallyn’t “strong enough”.

She stated once Zamen started initially to rape this lady she “didn’t look at aim of saying no anymore” which he “was gonna would exactly what he desired to create anyway”.

The alleged victim subsequently stated when you look at the interview that defendant telephoned a friend to set up conference up for edibles. Soon after both alleged sufferer and Zamen kept the dull and parted ways.

She telephoned a buddy discussing what got taken place and seen two pharmacies in search of the morning after medicine. Later that evening she reported the incident to police.

In cross-examination protection barrister Nick Gedge interrogate the alleged target on her declaration on “looking for an easy method out” even though the so-called assault occurred in the sack.

Mr Gedge stated: “Had you perhaps not looked-for a way out before this?” and labeled the journey regarding the level the complainant had gotten on introduction.

She demonstrated that she did not imply a physical “way out” but alternatively designed to remove herself mentally from condition.

The defence in addition asked why the alleged victim had not tried to exit the problem following the event throughout the couch. Mr Gedge said: “precisely why performedn’t you go to the bathroom? This may be a standard thing for a lady doing at this time. Did you still the sack because you noticed comfortable up to now?”

The complainant answered that while she had been unpleasant with all the incident about lounge she didn’t come with desire of what would continue to take place.

The protection also regarded text messages between your defendant together with complainant inside day prior to the pair appointment personally.

In a WhatsApp discussion throughout the mid-day throughout the day they found the court heard how a message through the defendant browse: “If we have on we can chill at mine” but also “If we have attracted I’ve have beverage at mine.”

The court subsequently read your alleged prey replied: “Doesn’t imply I’m agreeing to anything but I’m perhaps not stating no also.”

Mr Gedge proposed the two have sex within belongings but that the complainant ended up being “fully interested and consenting”. The guy also recommended the complainant got let down that Zamen slice the nights short by arranging to meet a pal and therefore the complainant “regretted” making love utilizing the defendant. The alleged sufferer disputed many of these pointers.

Zamen denies all five matters additionally the demo goes on.