Electrician leaves lover with bloodied nose and a dislocated shoulder during 'Fifty Shades-style' rough sex
Dean Wilkins claimed he did not realize he was too rough because his date did not use the safety word they had previously agreed upon
A Lincoln electrician admitted to committing assault after a Fifty Shades of Grey-style rough sex session with a Tinder date ended with the date fleeing his house in nothing but her bra.
Thirty six-year-old Dean Wilkins admitted to slapping 33-year-old Lucy Archer's face and engaging in other rough sexual activities but claimed he did not realize he was too rough on that particular night on May 28 because it was something they did often since first meeting a few months back.
According to the Daily Mail, Wilkins was accused of launching a violent attack on Archer after the two returned to his apartment following a night out where they had both consumed cocaine and alcohol.
Police were called to the scene after neighbors reported seeing Archer running out into the street wearing just her bra, and a subsequent examination revealed she had suffered a bloodied nose, a swollen cheek, red marks around her neck, a minor shoulder dislocation, and had hair pulled from her scalp.
Following the incident, Wilkins turned himself over to the authorities and admitted to giving Archer a nosebleed after slapping her a little too hard at his apartment. However, he rejected the prosecution's claim that he had repeatedly punched her and pulled her hair.
Judge Andrew Easteal at the Lincoln Crown Court had quite the difficult time coming to a verdict because of numerous inconsistencies in the stories of both Wilkins and Archer, as well as other pieces of evidence that corroborated the 36-year-old's claims that he was not aware he had been too aggressive.
For one, the judge was shown videos the pair had filmed of themselves engaging in rough sex, where they could be seen punching and slapping each other. Both also admitted to tying each other with ropes and having the term 'egg timer' as their safety word if things got a little too rough for comfort.
The court also heard about text messages Archer had sent to Wilkins just five days before the alleged assault wherein the 33-year-old asked to be kidnapped and tied to a tree. The electrician said he thought Archer running out into the street that night with only her bra on was a part of the role play, with texts from his phone confirming the claims.
"Why didn't you say 'egg timer?' Are you alright? I did exactly as you asked, baby," one read. A second message he sent was, "Hiding, scared, I honestly thought this is what you wanted, I'm sorry."
Before handing out his ruling, Easteal said while Wilkins' explanations for his actions may appear "highly improbable," no one could be sure he did not have the "honest perception" that it wasn't aggressive sexual role play until Archer ran out of his apartment.
He noted Archer's failure to use the safety word, her kidnap fantasy, and a section of the video where she seemed disappointed Wilkins did not invite a visitor in when she was at the home lying naked on his bed but also said that the injuries the electrician inflicted on the 33-year-old were not consistent with their previous consensual sexual activity.
Easteal granted Wilkins conditional bail on the condition he does not contact Archer or go within 5 meter (16 feet) of her work, telling him that "an immediate prison sentence will not be the appropriate course" as he was "a grown man" and that "what consenting adults do in private is their own business."
Wilkins is scheduled to be sentenced on December 20.