It said: “I am so sorry for emotionally abusing you and manipulating you to do things you didn’t want to do.” “I am really sorry for raping you. It’s all my fault.” At the time of the alleged rape, Ip was studying for a master’s degree in physics from University College London. The alleged victim told her boyfriend in September 2013 — around four months after the alleged rape — but decided not to make a formal complaint.He later moved to Oxford University for the first year of his Ph. Prosecutor David Povall said: “What drove her to go to the police was a message she received from him in October 2014.” Ip told the court the woman came to his apartment because she “wanted to talk” on May 14, 2013, but they ended up having consensual sex.But Ip told jurors “she consented” and said he thought “everything was normal” when they had sex at her parents’ house the following day.
On June 13, the woman reported that she had been contacted by the man again the day before via text messages and phone calls.
An officer was able to listen to a voicemail where the man offered the woman money for sexual acts, the report said.
At this point, the officer obtained arrest warrants for second-degree harassment and prostitution - both misdemeanor charges in South Carolina.
The warrants were served at the man’s address on Friday and he was taken to the Beaufort County Detention Center.
Southwark Crown Court in London heard that Ip’s alleged victim sent him a private Facebook message saying what happened was “semi-rape” and pressed charges in October 2014 after receiving a text from him saying: “I am really sorry for raping you.” But Ip told jurors he sent the apology because “I wanted to get [her] back and I would do anything to get back with her.” Two juries have now failed to reach a verdict on a single charge of rape.