Israel Tshikeva, 27, from Tottenham in north London, spent two weeks flirting with the 25 year-old woman on Tinder
A father-of-one raped his Tinder date after she told him she didn’t want to have sex until they got to know each other better, a court heard.
Israel Tshikeva, 27, from Tottenham in north London, spent two weeks flirting with the 25 year-old woman on the app after messaging her: ‘Hi you ok? You are really pretty.’
When he repeatedly brought the conversation around to sex, she told him she would not sleep with him on the first date, the Old Bailey heard.
But the pair ended up engaging in consensual sexual touching on their first date, before the alleged victim him told him to stop.
It is after this, which the woman claims Tshikeva raped her.
She text him ‘get home safe x’ before reporting the alleged rape to the police seven hours later.
‘It is plain that Mr Tshikeva was interested in meeting her in order to have sex,’ said prosecutor Paul Douglas.
‘He is quite persistant. She makes it plain that she wanted to get to know him better before committing herself to a physical relationship.’
By the time of their first meeting, the alleged victim had indicated she was willing to kiss and cuddle him, the court heard.
In one exchange of messages she told him: ‘I’m not looking for fun. I’m looking for someone who can hold me down. I would prefer to see how it goes and then maybe.’
When he suggests going back to her place, she wrote: ‘No, not back to mine yet.’
Tshikeva replied: ‘Nothing will happen, just want to cuddle and talk and spend time with you.’
She said: ‘Yeah but not on the first time we see each other.’
When asked why not, she said: ‘Because I just don’t do that. It’s not that I don’t trust you, I like to respect myself. The second time maybe you can come.’
They first met in Tshikeva’s car in north London at around 3pm on October 6 2016 and kissed, the court heard.
During an exchange of sexual messages later that day, Tshikeva said he would perform a sex act on her, the court heard.
Tshikeva, of Tottenham, north London, denies one count of rape. The trial continues at the Old Bailey (pictured)
She allegedly agreed to let him come round to her home in south London shortly before midnight.
The alleged victim claims she consented to sexual touching before telling him to stop, the court heard.
She said she suggested ‘dry sex’ with clothes on but he said that was ‘gay’, jurors were told.
The alleged victim said that she agreed he could perform a sex act on her.
She later told police: ‘I said ‘Stop, stop’. That’s when he forced it in me..’
Tshikeva allegedly told her to ‘shush’ and kissed her to keep her quiet, it is claimed.
He carried on for four minutes before getting off and apologising because he was ‘having problems with his kids and babymother’, the court heard.
‘It is a very old story transposed to the era of modern dating technology,’ said the prosecutor.
‘She was willing to have sexual contact with him up to a point. He was trying to sexually arouse her so she would consent.
‘When it came down to it, she made it clear to him she did not want to have full penetrative sex and he knew this.’
Minutes after the alleged rape, at 2.03am, the woman texted Tshikeva ‘Get home safe x’, the court heard.
Mr Douglas told the jury that victims of sexual assault reacted in different ways and may take time to come to terms with what had happened.
The woman made a complaint to police seven-and-a-half hours later.
Tshikeva was arrested and claimed that the woman was upset he had been texting the mother of his child while in her bedroom.
He added: ‘I am in total shock about the allegation.’
Tshikeva, of Tottenham, north London, denies one count of rape.
The trial continues.
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