Man raped woman he met on dating site after she rejected him for being 'too fat' when compared to his profile photos

44-year-old Christopher Schubert described himself as a "big cuddly bear looking for his mate" on his Match.com profile


                            Man raped woman he met on dating site after she rejected him for being 'too fat' when compared to his profile photos

In a bizarre incident, a court heard how a morbidly obese man allegedly raped a woman in her own home after she rejected his advances because he was "too fat" when compared to his dating profile photos.

The 44-year-old, Christopher Schubert, described himself as a "big cuddly bear looking for his mate" on his www.match.com profile before speaking to a woman and agreeing to meet with her at her home in January 2018, according to a Daily Mail report.

However, when he arrived at her residence, the woman thought to herself "S***, you're huge," she reportedly told the police.

The following morning, the alleged victim alerted authorities after Schubert left and told them he sexually assaulted and raped her after she had invited him only for a cup of tea.

The jury heard a medical examination on the victim showed "lacerations and abrasions" consistent with "rough" sex. Schubert arrived at the Oxfordshire home of the accuser, a separated mother, on January 30, 2018, following a conversation on Match.com.

"When he arrived, obviously I knew straight away that he didn't look like he did in his profile picture," she told officers. "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," she recounted. "I thought he was going to have a cup of tea and chat."

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told police they had discussed sleeping in the same bed if he came over. However, she clarified to him nothing would happen and that she would be wearing her pajamas.

"Given his size, we would not have fit comfortably in the same bed," the woman continued. "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."

According to her, there had already been a conversation wherein he "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," the victim explained. "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," she said. "It doesn't stop me liking someone because of his size but it was never my intention to sleep with him."

However, Schubert denied two counts of rape and two counts of sexual assault by penetration in the Oxford Crown Court on Wednesday.

Judge Nigel Daly and the jury heard the messages exchanged between Schubert and the complainant as he sat wearing a dark blazer and t-shirt.

According to court documents, Schubert told his alleged victim he earned a living selling "designer clothes, shoes, anything I can get my hands on" on the e-commerce marketplace eBay.

During interrogation, Schubert claimed the sex was consensual. However, the woman claimed the ordeal caused her "excruciating" pain and said the sex was not consensual.

"This is a case about a woman who was raped and sexually assaulted in her own home," said prosecutor Charles Ward-Jackson, "by a man she had just met on an internet dating site, that man being Schubert." The trial continues.

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