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A man and a female friend went out drinking and when they were finished for the night they got an Uber to take them back to his place, where the woman was to sleep in the spare bedroom. She woke up at five in the morning and found herself being raped. She fled to a friend’s place and called the police from there and the arrested the man, Shane Baldwin, 31. He has received an 8 year sentence. After his arrest, he gave police differing accounts including that he accidentally fell on her while he was naked.

From The Daily Star

A salesman has been jailed for eight years for raping a sleeping woman following a drunken night out after initially claiming he tripped over a bed and fell naked on top of her.

Shane Baldwin, 31, claimed they had had consensual sex as 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 but she woke shortly after 5am to find Baldwin raping her and telling her to be quiet.

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

Police were alerted once she fled to 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 sex 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.

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