This disgusting, supposedly human being is called Lee Setford who seemingly 'lost control' and raped a drunken woman who was passed out/sleeping at his home. The judge seems to think he doesn't fit the 'classic rapist' image and excuses his behaviour! Setford, 29, claims the 24 year old consented to having sex with him but thankfully, the jury believed the woman's story that she had woken up on his sofa to find him having sex with her. They took two hour and half hours to unanimously find Lee Setford guilty of rape following a trial last week. He got five years in jail.
But despite this decision Judge Michael Mettyear, the honorary recorder of Hull and the East Riding, decided to comfort the defendant and believed that Setford didn't rape the woman but just couldn't 'resist' the temptation.
He actually went on to say:
"It's sad to see a man of generally good character in the dock for such a serious offence. I do not regard you as a classic rapist. I do not think you are a general danger to strangers. You are not the type who goes searching for a woman to rape.
This was a case where you just lost control of normal restraint.
It was almost out of the blue that two girls turned up late at night very, very drunk at your home. The victim was the worst for drink out of the two of them. She was completely out of it. I accept that evidence.
She was a pretty girl who you fancied. You simply could not resist. You had sex with her."
A JUDGE in a COURT OF LAW actually said all of this and incredibly ignored the effects this incident has had on the woman. She has been unable to work for a while, she's had to take anti-depressants and she's no longer happy and has lost her outgoing spirit.
Lee Setford does NOT have 'good character', he has been in prison before in 2009 for battery. He is a rapist. There is no denying it. There are no excuses for it.
There isn't such a thing as a classic rapist either. There aren't different types of rapists, like a bloody chocolate box where there are different flavours of chocolate sweets! This idea completely undermines rape survivors and completely degrades them more than they already have been.
Rape is not about losing control or restraint. It is full on assault.
It doesn't matter if the person is drunk and/or passed out.
It doesn't matter if she was pretty and you fancy her.
If the person says no or doesn't give consent, you stay the hell away from her.
Rape is rape.
It is NEVER okay.
Thankyou for reading.