Man who raped another man at Oktoberfest says he's not gay and is spared prison sentence

Rapist told court he had developed a 'spontaneous affection' for his sleeping victim after drinking at least ten pints of beer

Ben Chapman
Friday 02 June 2017 11:20
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The incident was filmed by two Spanish revellers who initially thought Sergeii C was robbing his sleeping victim
The incident was filmed by two Spanish revellers who initially thought Sergeii C was robbing his sleeping victim

A lawyer who raped an unconscious man at the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich was spared jail after claiming he is not gay.

The sex attacker said he had developed a “spontaneous affection” for his victim after drinking ten pints of beer.

The 38-year old Ukrainian-born rapist, known only as Sergeii C, due to Germany’s strict privacy laws, was handed a two-year suspended sentence after the attack on his 32-year old American victim.

Sergeii C said he could not explain his actions or remember the incident, the Daily Mail reported.

A court heard that he forced his victim, who was also in a drunken state, to give him oral sex on the Kotzhugel, a hill beside the beer tents at the world-famous event.

The incident was filmed by two Spanish revellers who initially thought Sergeii C was robbing his sleeping victim.

One of the pair reportedly told the court: “He grabbed the victim in the leather pants at the front.”

“We thought at first it was a robbery. But then he made clear movements that surprised us.”

The Ukrainian-born attacker confessed his crime, before telling the court: “I had drunk at least six litres of beer. I cannot explain it to myself. I am not homosexual.”

He added that he, “would have never done it” unless he believed the man had consented.

In 2014, a 24-year-old British man was attacked and raped by two men at the famous Bavarian beer festival.

At last year’s Oktoberfest, 31 sex crimes were reported, up from 21 in 2015, despite the event attracting the lowest number of visitors in fifteen years.

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