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British court clears Saudi millionaire of rape charges after he claimed he accidentally tripped and fell on teenage girl

The real estate mogul's semen & DNA were found in the girl. He was allowed to present the judge evidence in private


Ben Norton
December 17, 2015 12:00AM (UTC)

A Saudi millionaire was found innocent of rape charges after claiming he accidentally tripped and fell on an 18-year-old girl who was sleeping on a sofa in his luxury London condo.

The young girl said she woke up in the early hours of the morning and real estate mogul Ehsan Abdulaziz, 46, was raping her.

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Abdulaziz had previously slept with the teenager's 24-year-old friend in his bedroom. He claimed that he had walked over to the young girl to offer to give her a t-shirt, when he tripped and fell on her, with his penis still sticking out of his underwear from the previous sexual encounter.

An investigation found that Abdulaziz' semen and DNA were inside the teenage girl, but he claimed this was leftover from having sex with the teen's friend.

The millionaire property developer also blamed the alleged rape survivor for pulling him on top of her. "I'm fragile, I fell down but nothing ever happened, between me and this girl nothing ever happened," Abdulaziz said, according to British media reports.

Abdulaziz had met the young women in a high-end London club. He invited them to his private $1,500-per-night table and bought them both drinks.

Later that night, the millionaire offered to drive them home in his lavish Aston Martin car.

Abdulaziz is married and lives with his wife and child. At the time of the incident, the two were spending the summer in the Czech Republic.

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The jury, in London's Southwark Crown Court, acquitted the millionaire after roughly 30 minutes of deliberation.

British publication the Daily Mail reported that, "During the trial, Judge Martin Griffiths permitted the rare step of allowing 20 minutes of Mr Abdulaziz's evidence to be heard in private."

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Ben Norton

Ben Norton is a politics reporter and staff writer at AlterNet. You can find him on Twitter at @BenjaminNorton.

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