A man raped a woman he met through Match.com after she refused to sleep with him because he was fatter than his profile picture suggested, a court heard.
Christopher Schubert, 44, described himself on the dating website as a “big cuddly bear” who was “looking for his mate”.
He exchanged flirty messages with the woman and told her he made a living by selling designer clothes and shoes on auctioneer website eBay, Oxford Crown Court heard today.
They arranged to meet at her Oxford home where he allegedly raped and sexually assaulted her when she rejected his advances.
The complainant told police that when he arrived at her property on January 30 last year he looked nothing like the photos he had posted online.
She said he was morbidly obese and his stomach was so large that his shirt did not fully cover it.
“When he arrived, obviously I knew straight away that he didn’t look like he did in his profile picture,” the woman told officers in an interview played to jurors at Oxford Crown Court.
“To be honest with you, I thought ‘you’re absolutely huge. There is absolutely no way.’
“It doesn’t stop me liking someone because of his size but it was never my intention to sleep with him.