An obese man raped a woman in her own home when she rejected his advances because he was so much fatter than the photos on his dating profile implied, a court heard.
44-year-old Christopher Schubert, who described himself as a ‘big cuddly bear looking for his mate’ on Match.com exchanged chat messages with a woman in January 2018 before the pair then agreed to meet at her home.
But when he arrived she thought: ‘S***, you’re huge’, Oxford Crown Court heard she told police. After the departure of Schubert the next morning, the alleged victim reported to police that her guest sexually assaulted and raped her after she invited him in for a cup of tea.
A medical examination on the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, showed ‘lacerations and abrasions’ which were consistent with ‘rough’ sex, the jury heard.Daily Mail reported that the incident occurred on January 30, 2018. The pair were said to have had an exchange of messages on Match.com, before Schubert visited the home of the complainant, a separated mother, in Oxfordshire.
She told officers: ‘When he arrived, obviously I knew straight away that he didn’t look like he did in his profile picture.To be honest with you, I thought: “S***, you’re huge. You’re absolutely huge”.
‘I had already said we were not going to have sex. You end up getting to know someone over a cup of tea and I invited him in to be sociable. I thought he was going to have a cup of tea and chat.’
The complainant admitted that she and Schubert discussed sleeping in the same bed when he comes to her house, but said nothing would happen and that she would wear her pyjamas.
The woman added: ‘Given his size, we would not have fitted comfortably in the same bed.
‘There is personal space and there is personal space. Even if I had a king size bed…I’d have no personal space at all. I’d have nowhere to go.
There had already been a conversation. He had invited me over to his and he had a king size bed.
‘I said to him that if I felt comfortable I’d sleep in a king size bed, but I’d have my personal space. When he arrived and I saw his size I just thought: “There is absolutely no way”.
‘I said I did not know he was as big as what he was. Literally. It doesn’t stop me liking someone because of his size but it was never my intention to sleep with him.’
Yesterday at Oxford Crown Court, Mr. Schubert denied two counts of rape and two counts of sexual assault by penetration.
During police interview, jurors were told Schubert claimed the sex was consensual. Oxford Crown Court heard that the ordeal caused ‘excruciating’ pain for the woman and that the sex was not consensual.
Charles Ward-Jackson, prosecuting, said: ‘This is a case about a woman who was raped and sexually assaulted in her own home by a man she had just met on an internet dating site, that man being Schubert.’
The trial continues.