Man gets fine for watching his girlfriend being raped and not helping her

Couple in bed (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was arrested after he stood by as his girlfriend was being raped and he did nothing to stop it.

The 46-year-old man of Austria, invited his 44-year-old girlfriend and his 53-year-old best friend to his home, where they drank alcohol.

During the night, the drunk couple went into a room to have sex. When they were done, the best friend came in and had sex with the woman.

She told the court that she told the suspect that she does not want to have sex with him. The woman also told the court that her boyfriend watched her being raped and he did not help her.

Instead of helping, she said that her boyfriend stood nearby and told her: “shut your mouth, you idiot.”

The court heard that DNA tests confirmed that the 53-year-old man had sex with the woman.

In court, the 46-year-old man denied knowledge of his girlfriend being sexually abused. He said: “If I had seen him having sex with my girlfriend, I would have thrown him out of my apartment.”

The 53-year-old man said that he was drunk and he does not remember what happened. Nevertheless, he told the court: “I feel guilty.”

He was also found guilty of rape, and he was sentenced to 2 years and seven months behind bars.

The boyfriend was found guilty of failing to provide help to the victim. He received a four-month suspended sentence.

Both defendants were ordered to pay compensation to the victim. The 53-year-old man was ordered to pay €3,000 ($3,344) and the 46-year-old man was told to pay her €500 ($557).