Son of Former Cabinet Minister Lord Boateng ‘Sexually Assaulted Girl While She Was Asleep on Sofa’

Daily Mail (London), October 17, 2011

The party-loving son of Britain’s first black Cabinet minister sexually assaulted a girl while she was asleep on the sofa and ‘dead to the world’ at a friend’s party, a court heard today.

Benjamin Boateng, 27, whose father is Lord Boateng, allegedly crawled under a quilt and assaulted the girl after she had ‘passed out’ at the end of a night of clubbing in the West End.

She had the ‘shock of her life’ when she eventually woke up and discovered what was happening.

The girl, 22 at the time of the alleged attack on 19 September last year, had been out clubbing with her friend Frances and ended up in the VIP area of the Jet Black club in Tottenham Court Road at around 4am.

Frances was also a friend of the son of the club’s owner, Ryan Bish, and they were given champagne and vodka and later invited back to Mr Bish’s Battersea flat to continue the party, Kingston Crown Court was told.

They arrived at the property at around 7.55am and 15 or so minutes later Boateng, whose father was Chief Secretary to the Treasury, arrived with his friend.

The group carried on drinking and talking until the woman, having had a lot to drink, lay down on the sofa and fell asleep, the court heard.

The group eventually moved into another room but a business associate of Mr Bish’s, Mark Rowe, fell asleep on the second sofa in the same room.

Heather Norton, prosecuting, told jurors that when the woman had fallen asleep she had been uncovered–a detail confirmed by Mr Rowe–but when she woke up she had been covered with a quilt and Boateng was on top of her sexually assaulting her.

Her knickers had been pulled down, Ms Norton said, and as she was disorientated she initially thought it was her boyfriend.

When she realised what was happening, she pushed him off, shouted ‘who the hell are you?’ and ran sobbing into the next room, jurors heard.

Ms Norton said: ‘The complainant, who had during the course of the evening been drinking a fair amount, fell asleep, perhaps passed out, on the sofa.

‘When she woke up she found that she had been covered with a quilt or a throw.

‘She also found that she was not alone. Mr Boateng was also under the quilt.’

She added: ‘This was not something she consented to. She had been asleep and he must have known perfectly well that she was.

‘He took advantage of the state of unconsciousness she was in to sexually assault her.’

In her video interview with police the woman, who is now 23, said she was sick four times the next day and was only persuaded to go to police after phoning her mum.

Noting that she had barely spoken to Boateng that evening, she said: ‘I don’t really remember what the flat looked like. Then everything went blank.

‘I remember lying down on the settee and everyone was still in the room at the time.

‘I fell asleep which is unusual for me because usually I just go home at that point.

‘My friend said I was dead to the world. The next thing I knew, I woke up with a quilt on me.’

She claimed that Boateng was on top of her and kissing her, leading her to believe he was her boyfriend.

After realising he wasn’t, she asked him to tell her where she was–to which he replied: ‘You’re in Battersea, babes, relax.’

She went on: ‘I got the shock of my life. I said “who the hell are you?” I pushed him off.

‘My knickers had been pulled down as well. I pushed him off and ran into the other room. I was crying.

‘He was saying, “what are you talking about, she’s lying?” as if I had just made it up.’

Referring to the account of Mr Rowe, the second man in the room, Ms Norton said: ‘At some point Mr Rowe was woken up and noticed [the complainant] was now covered with a throw or a quilt.

‘He also noticed she was not alone and Mr Boateng was under there too.

‘He could see that the quilt was moving around. He went back to sleep but was woken by a commotion.

‘It was the complainant saying words to the effect of “how could you do that when I was asleep? I don’t know who you are.”‘

Mr Boateng, who lives in West London, denies assault by penetration in response to the allegations.

The trial continues.

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  • fred

    I fell asleep which is unusual for me because usually I just go home at that point.

    ‘My friend said I was dead to the world. The next thing I knew, I woke up with a quilt on me.’

    Too bad she didn’t go to the hospital to see if any date rape drugs were in her system.

  • R CROSS

    This is not thefirst rape case that this immigrant been involved in, “our ambassidor” to south africa,used diplomatic immunity last time to spring his rapist offspring,although “law” in south africa is probably a bigger joke than it is here,after greasing a few palms it was all quietly forgotten.Rape and violence is in thier genes,but rather than joining the diplomatic corps,this creature and his offspring should be in a zoo,where he could be more representative of his species,than as a proxy for civilised English people.

  • JasonC

    This guy’s father also went to prison for claiming parliament expenses when he didn’t pay out the money in the first place.

    His father gained he’s job under the former Pm John Major because (guess !) black.

  • ice

    Most people don’t know it but there’s an information pipeline among black males wherein infornmation is shared as to the best defense to use when creating a crime.

    In the case of rape, the common defense is, “It was consensual.” If it is a break-in and rape of a lone female inhabitant, the excuse is, “It was consensual, and she only cried rape, because her boyfriend saw me leaving the house, and she didn’t want him to know she was having an affair.”

    In the case of the Kobe Bryant rape charges, I can guarantee that he was fully informed of the usual black excuses in advance when he was called upon to account for the rape he committed involving the white girl at the hotel.

    In his case the flimsy defense was successful after numerous threats were directed against the victim, along with a demonizing process by numerous blacks, the MSM, and even many whites who didn’t want to see their favorite basketball player go to jail for sexual assault. Raping defenseless white women is o.k. with these whites if it doesn’t interrupt their basketball schedule.

    Even though Bryant later paid a huge settlement in a civil trial, the white sycophants on T.V. continued to joke about Bryant “cheating” on his wife, ignoring his adnmission of guilt via civil court….like O.J…. and a wealth of evidence against him.

    It’s disgusting we have whites in this society who condone that sort of thing. It’s no wonder white culture has deteriorated so badly, and it’s no wonder blacks continue to rape white women with impunity.

    Lawrence Auster wrote a well-referenced article a while ago revealing that there’s an average of 37,500 black on white rapes per year with the reverse statistically zero.

    http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=26368

    While Holder’s Dept of Justice has since erased the reference infornmation Auster lists, the figures can be verified via American Renaissance “Color of Crime” from this web site.

  • Anonymous

    I overheard two blacks at work give pointers on how to rape white college girls. Knock on the door and say the roommate invited him over. When she opens the door, assault her. Of course, they were bragging, but it shows their mindset.