Man from Cornwall cleared of raping two women in Bristol hotel room

A man from Cornwall has been found not guilty of raping two women in a Bristol hotel room. Callum Kenny denied raping the two women from the outset, stating that the threesome was consensual.

Mr Kenny said while giving evidence he met the women at the door of their room after they returned from a separate night out in the city.

He recounted how one told him she found him attractive and they kissed.

And after being invited into their room he had sex with one and then the other, he told Bristol Crown Court.

Kenny, of Polkyth Road in St Austell, denied raping the two women in late 2018 and after a trial lasting more than a week, was found not guilty of raping both women and left court a free man.

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The 24-year-old told the court he and a pal had watched a football match before going to an event at Motion night club. But after returning to their room around 2.15am he said his pal went to bed, but he wanted to go out again to party.

He admitted trying door handles to rooms on their floor, in a bid to see if anyone was up drinking. And he said that, after sitting in the hotel reception, he returned to his floor and spotted the two women.

Kenny said: “I could see these two girls walking back to their room. I said ‘hello’ with my arms open in an approachable manner. We engaged in conversation.”

Kenny told the jury the other woman said, in a jokey way, ‘can you keep the noise down?’

He said it was then he switched his attention to the other woman and they had sex.

Kenny said: “We had sex for five or ten minutes. Then they both performed oral sex on me at the same time.”

The court heard that, after some sleep, Kenny had more sex with one of the women before returning to his room.

He told the court: “I was exhausted. I stood up and said, ‘I’m going to go now.'”

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He said: “Not once was I made to feel unwelcome. Not once was there a complaint about sexual activity.”

He said that afterwards he returned to his room and later told his friend he had had a threesome.

They left the hotel around 11.30am and he was arrested from his Cornwall home at just gone 11pm.

He said: “My life turned upside down.”

Cornwall Live