Sex beast Aaron Raji jailed for raping 16-year-old girl being sick in Ditton bathroom
by Keith Hunt
A predatory pervert who "behaved like an animal” when he raped a
teenage girl as she was being sick in the bathroom of his home has
been jailed for seven years.
Aaron Raji took advantage of the 16-year-old girl after plying
her with alcohol and getting her drunk.
He denied two rape charges, claiming the victim was "up for
it", but was convicted by a jury in December.
Judge David Griffith-Jones QC told Raji: "You knew she was not
consenting. Indeed, you would have been aware she was in no fit
state to resist what you were doing.
"You behaved, frankly, like an animal paying no regard to her
sensibilities and dignity. You allowed your bestial instincts to
Maidstone Crown Court heard the victim and two other girls had
been taken to Raji's home in Primrose Drive, Ditton, near
Maidstone, by a friend in July last year.
Raji, who worked for a marketing firm and as a delivery driver
for Waitrose, was to admit he gave the girls beer, wine, vodka and
shots to "liven them up".
He put his arm around the victim and told her she was gorgeous.
He also tried to kiss one of the other girls.
It was when the victim became ill through drink that
23-year-old Raji took her upstairs to the bathroom.
"You behaved, frankly, like an animal paying no regard to her sensibilities and dignity..." – Judge David Griffith-Jones
"He put his hands down the back of her trousers as she was
kneeling on the floor with her head over the toilet bowl," said
Charlotte Newell, prosecuting. "She was too weak and too ill to
fight him off.
"She realised she was being sexually assaulted so she rolled
onto her back to prevent her clothes being taken off. But he pulled
her trousers and knickers down to her knees."
Raji had sex with the girl and began to abuse her verbally.
"He had pulled down his own trousers and underwear," said Miss
Newell. "She turned over in order to be sick."
Raji then had sex with her again. "She was crying while this was
going on," said Miss Newell. "She was clearly in no fit state to
The girl could be heard being violently sick. One of her friends
described her as "whimpering, like the sound of a hungry cat".
Raji boasted he and the friend would go out together
looking for sex. The friend, he said, had told him sex would be
guaranteed on the night of the attack.
Aaron Raji was jailed at
Maidstone Crown Court
Judge Griffith-Jones QC said when Raji realised early on in the
evening that the girl and her friends were unlikely to be of a
similar mind to him about sex he plied them with alcohol to, as he
put it, "liven them up".
"You had just one thing on your mind and you were not to be
deterred when you were initially rebuffed by one of the other
girls," said the judge.
"Your intention became more and more entrenched as the evening
went on and it simply took over. You were determined to get your
way and by now any notion of a consensual liaison was of no
importance to you.
"You saw your chance and you calmly proceeded to rape her. You
knew she was not consenting. Indeed, you would have been perfectly
aware she was in no state to resist what you were
It was no surprise but very sad, he said, to hear about the
catastrophic effect on the victim. A statement from the girl's
mother made harrowing reading.
It described how she had become tearful, fragile and
She felt unable to cope and had dropped out of school when she
was progressing well.
"In short, by your actions you have devastated her life - and
all for a few moments of selfish sexual gratification," said Judge
Griffith-Jones. "You bear a heavy burden of responsibility for the
trauma you inflicted on her."
The judge said he hoped the jury's verdict and the sentence
would bring closure for the victim and allow her to move on.
Telling Raji he did not feel it necessary to categorise him as a
dangerous offender, he added: "This involved a sustained attack.
There was an element of abuse of trust. It is an aggravating factor
that you did not wear a condom.
"So far as mitigation is concerned, there is frankly little. You
did not plead guilty and save her from the ordeal of giving
"You were in employment and pursuing further academic
qualifications. It is with great sadness you allowed yourself to go
completely off the rails with such devastating consequences."
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