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19th October 2011, 09:49 AM
The son of Britain’s first black Cabinet minister sexually assaulted a sleeping woman, a court heard yesterday.

Benjamin Boateng is alleged to have attacked the 23-year-old when she passed out drunk on a sofa after a night of clubbing.

Benjamin Boateng (right) is alleged to have attacked a 23-year-old when she passed out drunk on a sofa after a night of clubbing. Benjamin, 27, is the son of Lord Boateng (left), who became the first black Cabinet Minister in 2002

The 27-year-old, whose father is Lord Boateng, is said to have climbed on top of the woman while she was ‘dead to the world’, yanking down her underwear.

A jury was told she woke in shock to find a stranger sexually assaulting her and screamed: ‘How can you do that when I was asleep?

'I don’t know who you are.’

The court heard the alleged victim and a friend started a ‘club crawl’ of the West End of London at 1am on September 19 last year and downed four vodka cocktails.

At 4am, their friend Ryan Bish invited them to drink free champagne and vodka in the VIP lounge of the Jet Black nightclub, which is owned by his father.

They moved on to a party at his riverside flat in Battersea, and Boateng turned up an hour later just before the woman passed out at 8am.

Yesterday she sobbed while giving evidence at Kingston Crown Court in South-West London.

‘I was starting to wake up and I thought it was my boyfriend,’ she said.

‘I kissed him back because I did not know what I was doing.‘I said “Where am I?” He said “You are in Battersea, babes”. I thought “Who is that?” I got the shock of my life.

‘I said “Who the hell are you?” My knickers had been pulled down as well. I pushed him off and I ran out.’

The woman fled the flat in tears and called the police after being violently sick four times.When he was confronted, Boateng denied any wrongdoing.

Mr Bish’s business partner Mark Rowe, who was asleep on another sofa in the same room, told police he woke up to see the woman had been covered with a quilt and that the quilt was ‘moving’ with Boateng beside her.

The court heard that traces of cocaine were found on the woman’s body.

She denied taking drugs, however, telling jurors Boateng’s fingers may have had cocaine on them.

Heather Norton, prosecuting, said: ‘Mr Boateng’s attitude was effectively, “What is the problem, we have only been kissing?”.’

His father Paul, 60, was an MP for 18 years before becoming a Cabinet minister in May 2002, when Tony Blair made him Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

The father of five then served as the British High Commissioner to South Africa from 2005 to 2009 and joined the House of Lords last year.

He was not in court yesterday.

His son, who lives in Marylebone, central London, and works in the entertainment industry, denies assault by penetration.

The case continues.


Paul Boateng, 60, became the UK's first black Cabinet Minister in May 2002, when he was appointed as Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

Accused: Benjamin Boeteng leaving Kingston Crown court yesterday

He was quoted as saying: 'My colour is part of me but I do not choose to be defined by my colour.'

His appointment was greeted with praise by civil rights activists who said that his appointment gave hope to young black youths and would inspire them to become involved in politics.

Following his departure from the House of Commons, he served as the British High Commissioner to South Africa from March 2005 to May 2009.

He was introduced as a member of the House of Lords on 1 July 2010.

Source: dailymail.co.uk

Pope Bitterz D'Alomo
19th October 2011, 09:59 PM
what a shame.

Fashion Yaa
19th October 2011, 11:08 PM
White washing mentality usually leads to a thing like this. Sad indeed