Man raped Tinder date after she told him she didn’t want sex on first date
A man raped a woman he met on Tinder after she told him she didn’t want to have sex until they knew each other better, a court heard.
Israel Tshikeva was ‘persistent’ in repeatedly bringing the conversation back to sex as he messaged the woman on the online dating app, the Old Bailey heard.
However, the 25-year-old woman told him she would not sleep with him on the first date.
Prosecutor Paul Douglas said:
‘It is plain that Mr Tshikeva was interested in meeting her in order to have sex. ‘He is quite persistant. She makes it plain that she wanted to get to know him better before committing herself to a physical relationship.’
The 27-year-old father-of-one from north London told the woman he wanted to go back to her home to ‘cuddle and talk’.
The woman replied ‘yeah but not on the first time we see each other’, adding: ‘Because I just don’t do that. It’s not that I don’t trust you, I like to respect myself. The second time maybe you can come.’
They first met in Tshikeva’s car in north London at about 3pm on October 6 2016 and kissed, the court heard. Jurors were told that the woman agreed to let Tshikeva come to her home in south London shortly before midnight.
She claims she consented to sexual touching and suggested ‘dry sex’ with clothes on, only to be told it was ‘gay’, the court heard.
The alleged victim said she agreed he could perform oral sex on her before he got on top of her. She later told police: ‘I said “Stop, stop”.
That’s when he forced it in me.’ Tshikeva allegedly told her to ‘shush’ and kissed her to keep her quiet, carrying on for four minutes before getting off and apologising because he was ‘having problems with his kids and babymother’, the court heard.
The prosecutor said: ‘She was willing to have sexual contact with him up to a point. He was trying to sexually arouse her so she would consent.
Mr Douglas told the jury that victims of sexual assault react in different ways and may take time to come to terms with what happened.
The woman made a complaint to police seven-and-a-half hours later. When he was arrested, Tshikeva claimed the woman was upset he had been texting the mother of his child while in her bedroom, adding: ‘I am in total shock about the allegation.’ Tshikeva, of Tottenham, north London, denies one count of rape. The trial continues.