Wembley man admits raping reality TV star

Soby John has admitted raping reality TV star

Soby John has admitted raping reality TV star - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Soby John attacked his victim at the Hilton London Metropole where he worked as a porter

A Wembley man has admitted raping a reality TV contestant at the hotel where he worked as porter.

Soby John, 24, of Scarle Road, attacked the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, at the Hilton London Metropole in Edgware Road, Marylebone, on October 25 last year.

Yesterday at Southwark Crown Court he pleaded guilty to a single count of rape.

At his first appearance in the dock last November, in which he did not enter a plea, prosecutor Lesley Jones told Southwark Crown Court: “He entered her room by clandestine means without her permission.

“She was extremely intoxicated, and woke up to find him on top of her.”

The Indian national will be sentenced on April 16

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