Hotel chef, 25, faces years in jail after being convicted of raping five women he plied with spiked drinks
- Sex predator Tom Wade-Allison claimed sexual encounters were consensual
- Carried out series of sex attacks and rapes in Somerset and Devon from 2016
- Some women were rendered semi-conscious after drinking spiked drinks
A hotel chef has been convicted of raping five women after plying them with spiked drinks.
Serial sex predator Tom Wade-Allison, 25, claimed the sexual encounters – which included a threesome with two women – were all consensual.
Exeter Crown Court heard he carried out a series of rapes and sex attacks on the women, aged between 17 and 20, in Somerset and Devon during an 18-month period in 2016 and 2017.
The prosecution claim he took advantage of them when they were too drunk to consent and in some cases they were rendered semi-conscious after they consumed drinks he had mixed for them.
Wade-Allison, of Martock Somerset, had been on trial where he had denied nine charges of rape, one attempted rape and four counts of sexual assault.
Serial sex predator Tom Wade-Allison (pictured), 25, claimed the sexual encounters – which included a threesome with two women – were all consensual
One victim told the jury that he had made her a gin and tonic – but she did not see him make the drink.
She said: ‘I drank it. I just cannot really remember after that. In the morning I woke up naked next to him. I don’t know what happened. It was pretty strange.
She said: ‘I was in and out of consciousness’ and he had sex with her and she later kicked him in the stomach as he repeatedly tried to force himself on her.
Prosecutor Lee Bremridge said she sent him a text the next day saying ‘why’ and the burly chef text back saying: ‘All I can do is apologise over and over again. Obviously there was some tiny part of my brain that thought it was okay. I hate myself. The fact that it happened makes me sick.’
Wade-Allison said under cross examination that he had apologised in some messages, and in one he called himself a ‘collosal c*** last night and I am sorry’.
In another text to another victim he wrote: ‘What has happened has happened, I am not exactly pleased about the whole thing.’
Exeter Crown Court heard he carried out a series of rapes and sex attacks on the women, aged between 17 and 20, in Somerset and Devon during an 18-month period in 2016 and 2017
He added that it was a ‘drunken mistake and should not have happened’.
He told his defence barrister Nigel Wraith that one of the girls was in bed with him and was ‘backing up and grinding her bottom’ into him which made him aroused.
He said: ‘I did not rape her, it was consensual sex. It was consensual sex with all of them.’
He told the jury he had not raped or sexually assaulted anyone, not bought or got hold of any stupefying drugs or researched the internet.
Prosecutor Lee Bremridge said the victims all had something in common.
He said: ‘All had something happen to them sexually when heavily intoxicated. That’s what happened, you take advantage of women sexually.’
He denied the claim and said most of the women, who were aged between 17 and 20, latched on to the complaint from one of them.
Wade-Allison, of Martock, Somerset, said he believed that they had come forward to bolster the case against him and were telling lies to help that case against him.
He claimed it was a coincidence that three of the women ended up in a similar state after they had been drinking with him.
The judge at Exeter Crown Court said he will sentence him next month and remanded him in custody.
Judge Timothy Rose said: ‘You will understand you are facing a very substantial prison sentence.’
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