Two men found not guilty of raping a woman at a Middlesbrough flat have said they “have been through hell”.
Robert Ehima, 27 and Yonaton Rapetti, 26, were both acquitted of raping a woman in her 20s at Rapetti’s home after a night out in March 2011.
The jury found both defendants not guilty after deliberating their verdict for less than an hour.
During the trial at Teesside Crown Court, jurors were told that the complainant was an “attention seeker” who told a “catalogue of lies”.
The jury were told that she made up a false rape claim after her mother said to her “You’ve been raped, you”.
The court heard he [Ehima] had said nothing to the complainant apart from a brief exchange where she complimented him on his hairstyle, before he went home in a taxi.
He said he was shocked to hear months later of allegations that he and Yonaton Rapetti, 26, raped her.
Rapetti told the court: “I didn’t do anything” and denied he and the woman had ever had sex or kissed.
Sound familiar? Like the asshole mother in Canberra who helped her daughter set up not one, but two men with false rape claims? Asshole mother produces asshole daughter who proceeds to engage in assholery to the detriment of innocent victims everywhere.