A 30-year-old student raped a man she met online in Southampton. The victim told the court that she was much bigger and stronger than him.
Men can also be victims of rape. The idea that victims of sexual offenses are always women is wrong! Indeed, Imogen Brooke, a 30-year-old student, appeared in court in Southampton for rape, report the DailyMail. She allegedly forced a man she met online to have sex with her. According to media sources in court, this woman was drunk when she began to straddle the man when he made it clear to her that he did not want it. “After 15 minutesshe pulled away from him, rolled over and fell asleep straight away, leaving the “raped” man – who cannot be named for legal reasons – lying in bed in disbelief”, reports the media.
“She pulled him to her and said ‘maybe you say no, but your tail says yes’. She climbed on top of him and pulled down his boxers.” said prosecutor Robert Bryan. The victim reportedly told investigators that Imogen Brooke was “much bigger and stronger” than him and that he had failed to move it. He emphasized the fact that he wanted it to stop. say clearly “NOPE” was therefore not sufficient. Only once the finished actImogen Brooke just rolled over and fell asleep, again according to the insider.
There is rape only if the victim is a woman?
When she was interrogatedImogen Brooke has denied the charge. In particular, she denied having pushed the man in question in order to have non-consensual sexual relations with him. “This differs from the charge of rape, for which the legal definition is that a person intentionally penetrates another person’s vagina, anus or mouth. with a peniswithout the consent of the latter”, explain it DailyMail. Yet in court, the jurors were told that it wasa misconception than to think that the victims of sexual offenses were always women.
“Imogen Brooke pushed [le plaignant] to engage in sexual activity… and he was not consentingand she did not reasonably believe he was consenting”, Robert Bryan told the court. If we refer to the public image, the sex offenders are always men and the victims are always women. “It’s a misconception. Misconceptions are exactly that – they’re wrong opinions,” emphasizes the prosecutor before adding that the stereotypes should have no place in a court of law and that this case should be judged by reference to criminal evidence and not on stereotypes. “Physical arousal is totally separate from consent. The two can go together, but can also be separate. Just because you’re not physically excited as you want”, still according to the prosecutor.
She blamed her weight as an argument
The man and Imogen Brooke met online and the jury were told the rape took place at the 30-year-old’s home in Southampton, Hants. “After a few drinks, they went to bed, and what he wanted was to sleep. Miss Brooke wanted to have sex, and tugged his armto finally pull him on his back”, Mr. Bryan had explained to the Court. During questioning, the man admitted thathe had an erectionbut that he did not control her.
He pointed out that he was forced since Imogen Brooke allegedly rode him. Only he underlined the fact thathe didn’t ejaculate and that his erection stopped during the act. This is what would have demotivated Imogen Brooke to continue. For her part, Imogen Brooke had completely denied the accusation. She confessed that she was aware of her weight and would never have taken this position. The trial is still ongoing.