Businessman spiked stewardess’s drink before rape attack
Victim was left ‘stupefied’ after unknowingly taking ecstasy drug
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.
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