Paramedic Accused Of Raping Women Claims: 'I Don't Want To Be Gay'
Well this is a terrifying. A paramedic is accused of raping and assaulting multiple women after gaining their trust by making them believe he was gay. According to at least one of his victims the accused assailant Christopher Bridger "explained" his rape by saying he did it because he didn't want to be gay--as if gay self-loathing logically precludes sexual assault.
A paramedic told a female student he is alleged to have raped he 'didn't want to be gay' moments after he attacked her, a court today heard.
Christopher Bridger is accused of raping one student and fondling four others after gaining their trust by telling them he was homosexual.
It is alleged he carried out two of the attacks while he studied at St George's University Hospital in London and the other three were while he worked for South East Coast Ambulance Service.
Today in court, one woman told how the 25-year-old said he 'just wanted to fancy girls' after he had raped her in his student bedroom.
The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said Bridger started crying after he had carried out the attack.
'I asked him why he was crying,' she said in her video interview played to the jury.
'He said he was sorry. He doesn't want to be gay.
'His family won't accept he's gay and he just wanted to fancy girls.'
Bridger, of Stevenage, Hertfordshire, denies one count of rape, two of assault by penetration, three of sexual assault and one of causing a person to engage in a sexual activity without consent, between September 2009 and October 2012.
The Daily Mail goes on to detail various other sexual assaults against women allegedly perpetrated by Bridger as far back as 2008.
Caroline Carberry, prosecuting, told the jury at Guildford Crown Court: 'Christopher Bridger is a sexual predator and confidence trickster who used the cover or ruse of pretending to be gay in order to befriend and become close to, and then take advantage of young female friends and colleagues when they were at their most vulnerable.'
We all know the relationship between gay men and our female friends are sacred. How disturbing to see someone actively taking advantage of that level of trust to attack someone at their most vulnerable.
What's your take on this case, Instincters? Check out the full story at The Daily Mail.