“Bait Rape?” That’s a New One
Posted by Childress on June 9, 2006
We've heard of "date rape," which is better called "drug-assisted rape," because dating is rarely involved. Now there's "bait rape," where a sleezeball uses drugs as bait to get a victim where he wants her. From the Express newspapers in England:
FORMER Coronation Street star Chris Quinten was "predatory and manipulative" and used cocaine to "bait" a young woman in a nightclub to rape her, a court was told yesterday.
Club promoter Quinten, 48, was accused of "grooming" the pretty brunette, who is now 22 and cannot be named for legal reasons. He denies raping her at the 10 Rooms club in Piccadilly Circus on June 25 last year. Quinten, of west London, who played Brian Tilsley in the ITV soap, insists sex was consensual and that no drugs were involved, despite admitting to having used cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis.
But Linda Strudwick, prosecuting, told Middlesex Guildhall Crown Court: "He was a classic bully. He knew he could manipulate her, and manipulate her he did." The trial continues.
You know, it actually isn't new at all. It happens all the time; this time a TV star is accused of it, so it's making the news.