Georgia man says he's too handsome to be rapist

by Deborah Hastings - New York Daily News

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The rape re-trial of Darrious Mathis began this week in Cobb County, where defense attorneys claimed he is so good looking, his alleged victim willingly engaged him.


The re-trial of Darrious Mathis in Cobb County, Georgia, USA, began this week following a hung jury at the end of his first trial in September.

His lawyers argue that the victim consented to sex because of Mathis’ attractiveness, proved by the fact she gave him her phone number. The victim says she gave Mathis her number because she was terrified, and that she changed it immediately after the attack, according to KiroTV.

The incident happened more than two years ago, when the woman stopped outside a CVS store in Austell one night and was kidnapped, driven out of town to Atlanta and forced to have sex in the car before being taken to various ATMs and ordered to withdraw money at gunpoint, she told the court on Wednesday.

‘He had told me to get in the car and I actually begged him to take my car. I had pushed my wallet that was in my hand and my keys toward him and I was like “Please take my car. You can take my cards and everything”,’ said the 24-year-old.

Mathis’ lawyer Carter Clayton claimed she had in fact tried to buy drugs from him, and invited him along with her to get cash. Mathis said he was in the car-park selling Vicodin painkillers, that the victim was a willing buyer, and that he never held a gun.

Mathis is facing kidnapping, car-jacking, assault and weapons charges.



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