A Frenchman masquerading as a 37-year old “male model” offering women 50 Shades of Grey-type sex dates in the dark is facing rape charges after they belatedly discovered he was a short, fat and balding 68-year old.
A man calling himself Anthony Laroche attracted much female interest on several dating websites after depicting himself as a young, mysterious prince charming with a photo highlighting his smouldering gaze, square jaw and designer stubble.
Adding spice to the proceedings, “Anthony” proposed a “blind” date in which the two total strangers had sex in the dark on their first encounter at his flat in Nice, southern France.
It’s certainly deception but rape? Possibly even purblind idiocy on the part of the women but again, does that make it rape?
At some point telling lies about oneself to get someone into bed is acceptable. No, not married, sure, I’ll respect you, gosh, you’re pretty, I love you……some lies to get someone into bed are not rape. So where’s the dividing line?