Milton Keynes man found guilty of sexually assaulting Bedford hotel staff member

The Scales of Justice on top of the Old Bailey
The Scales of Justice on top of the Old Bailey

An events manager from Milton Keynes who works at a hotel in Bedford has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a female member of his staff, but cleared of sexually assaulting two other females who worked there.

On Monday at Luton crown court, Chaoki Rabhi was convicted of one offence of sexually assaulting a young woman he had given a lift to at the end of her shift.

After driving her to the railway station in Bedford station in the early hours Mr Rabhi had put his hand on her thigh and tried to kiss her.

Mr Rabhi, 45, was told by Judge Philip Bartle after the jury’s verdicts that he was adjourning the case for a pre sentence report to be prepared.

The judge told him he will pass sentence on July 13.

Mr Rabhi of Melick Road, Beanhill, pleaded not guilty to four charges alleging he had sexually assaulted the three women between May and June of last year.

He was said by the prosecution t have used his position of authority to make sexual advances to the three women by kissing and inappropriately touching them.

But in court he flatly denied the allegations, saying the two women concerned in the first three charges he faced, had made up the story to get back at him for being sacked.

He was acquitted of two charges of sexually assaulting one of the women and a third charge of sexual assault on the other.

But on the fourth charge involving a third woman – the woman he had driven to the railway station in the early hours of June 14 last year – the jury found him guilty.

The defendant had denied anything improper had happened in the car.

Adjourning the sentence for reports the judge told Rabhi he could have bail but told him it was in his interest to be “full and frank” with the probation service who would compile the report

He will be sentenced in mid-July.