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Rapist civil servant, 27, who forced teen to perform sex act is jailed

Rapist civil servant, 27, who claimed teenager he forced to perform sex act on him in a deserted car park was a ‘friend with benefits’ is jailed for six years

  • Vidul Vithlani forced a teenager to perform sex act in west London car park
  • Graduate was previously an employee of the Department for Work and Pensions
  • Judge described Vithlani, of Harrow, as ‘extremely entitled and self-obsessed’  
  • He waved sadly to his brother as he was jailed for six years at the Old Bailey 

A rapist civil servant who claimed a teenager he forced to perform a sex act on him in a deserted car park was a ‘friend with benefits’ has been jailed for six years.

Vidul Vithlani, 27, forced his victim to give him oral sex in a west London car park on August 24, 2018, before insisting the allegations were part of her roleplay and BDSM fantasies.

The ‘extremely entitled and self-obsessed’ politics and international relations graduate was previously an employee of the Department for Work and Pensions, with his LinkedIn profile boasting of internships with MP John Leech and MEP William Newton Dunn. 

However, he appeared at the Old Bailey on Wednesday to be sentenced for rape and sexual assault.

He waved sadly to his brother as he was jailed for six years. 

Vithlani told the court he and the victim had ‘sexted’ each other and discussed rough sex before they arranged to meet in his car to listen to music and smoke cannabis. 

He then drove into an unknown car park before his ‘sexual needs took priority over her wishes’.

Vithlani told the victim he was parking up to smoke cannabis, before raping her and driving home.

Following the incident, he then tried to organised another meeting with the victim before she reported the incident to the police.

He denied raping the victim, but a jury heard a recording of a phone call between Vithlani and the woman in which he told her: ‘I’m sorry I raped you.’ 

Vidul Vithlani, 27, was jailed for six years for rape and sexual assault at the Old Bailey (pictured) on Wednesday

Passing sentence, Judge John Hillen told the court: ‘Entitled people think the world revolves around them. And that was clear, for all your evidence was all about how terrible that case had been for you. 

‘How you were depressed because you had lost a year of university. You made it plain you had no interest in the victim other that to satisfy your sexual urges. When I remanded you in custody I described you as being entitled.

‘I used the word entitled because that’s how it appeared to me and no doubt the jury. That is a word which pops up more than once in the pre-sentence report.’  

The judge added that Vithlani had ‘played the card of “how could you a graduate civil servant of good character bot be believed against your victim?”‘

The court heard he had described the relationship between himself and the victim under the phrase ‘friends with benefits’.

However, the Old Bailey was told he was ‘the only one who really benefitted’.

In an impact statement, the victim told the court she now feels ‘scared of most men’ and ‘terrified of intimacy’.

She said: ‘I worry that I will never be able to trust men. I want to rebuild my life and one day have a relationship.

‘I honestly feel that any time I am in a situation where I am alone with a man I have to be on guard. There is always the risk of being raped again.

‘I have such trust issues I feel most scared of the men who are closest to me. I am terrified of intimacy with a voice saying if I say no will they actually stop. I struggle to kiss someone now without feeling that fear.’

Vithlani had written a letter to the judge in which he said he wanted to be a ‘constructive member of society’.

The letter read: ‘I am filled with remorse and regret for my actions and behaviour.

‘I am so sorry to her for the impact I have had on her life and well-being. I understand how much I have affected her mental health I pray she can move forward with her life and happiness and without fear.

‘I am using this time to reflect and learn from my mistakes. I want to be a constructive member of society.’

Vithlani, Pinner, Harrow, was jailed for six years for rape. He also received a 15-month prison sentence for sexual assault, which is to be served concurrently with notification requirements continuing indefinitely.

A custody picture was not available as Vithlani was charged by postal requisition. 

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