Businessman spiked stew­ardess’s drink be­fore rape at­tack

Vic­tim was left ‘stu­pe­fied’ af­ter un­know­ingly tak­ing ec­stasy drug

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John Camp­bell, of Up­per Meadow, met the woman on the web­site Mil­lion­aireMatch.

He spiked her drink with ec­stasy in the gar­den of his home be­fore hav­ing sex with her.

Amer­sham Crown Court heard the air stew­ardess had struck up a re­la­tion­ship with 65-year-old Camp­bell af­ter meet­ing him on the dat­ing site that matches “suc­cess­ful sin­gles and ad­mir­ers”.

The woman told po­lice she had mem­ory black­outs and been vi­o­lently sick af­ter the drug was se­cretly dropped in her drink.

How­ever, Camp­bell said the sex had been con­sen­sual and the woman had in­sti­gated it.

The pair had been in­volved in a sex­ual re­la­tion­ship for six months be­fore the at­tack.

Alis­dair Smith, pros­e­cut­ing, told the court: “The pros­e­cu­tion ar­gues that he gave her MDMA, com­monly known as ec­stasy, with­out her knowl­edge and, whilst she was stu­pe­fied by the drug, he had sex with her with­out con­sent. Be­cause she was not used to the drug it made her vi­o­lently sick. This made her re­alise some­thing was wrong.

“If she had her abil­ity to con­sent to sex taken away from her by the drug then hav­ing sex in th­ese cir­cum­stances is rape.”

In court, Camp­bell said he was first in­tro­duced to MDMA by a pre­vi­ous lover in 2012 and took it with her “maybe half a dozen times”.

De­scrib­ing him­self as a “recre­ational user”, he said he only ever took MDMA in a sex­ual con­text, and had taken co­caine on other oc­ca­sions.

Tests showed there had been MDMA in both the woman’s and Camp­bell’s sys­tems.

Camp­bell was found guilty of one count of rape and one count of ad­min­is­ter­ing a sub­stance with in­tent to over­power or al­low sex­ual ac­tiv­ity.

He will be sen­tenced on De­cem­ber 18. PEO­PLE spent a night outt in the cold in or­der to raise e money for the home­less.

Al­most 100 peo­ple took k part in Wy­combee Home­less Con­nec­tion’s s an­nual Big Sleep Out on n Fri­day, Novem­ber 20, with more than £30,000 be­ing raised for the char­ity.

Us­ing card­board boxess and plas­tic sheet­ing to o keep out bit­ing winds andd even snow, vol­un­teers slept out overnight at three lo­ca­tions – St Mary’s Church in Bea­cons­field, All Saints’ Church in High Wy­combe and All Saints’ Church in Mar­low.

Wy­combe Home­less Con­nec­tion has a win­ter night shel­ter, as well as an ad­vice and sup­port cen­tre in High Wy­combe.

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