Thomas Hofer: the sick excuse of a convicted rapist for assaulting a 17-year-old girl

A convicted rapist, one of his victims at the age of only 17, defended his actions by offering a hideous response when faced with his crimes.

The former Sydney real estate agent who lured and raped women into his home made a gruesome excuse when asked about his youngest victim, a 17-year-old girl.

In 2016, Thomas Hofer was sentenced to six and a half years in prison after being found guilty on eight counts of sexual assault against two women aged 24 and 17.

He was released on parole last April, and in a recent interview with Nine’s Current case, declared his innocence and claimed that the meetings were by mutual agreement.

On two occasions in 2014, Hofer lured two women into his home in Gleb, west Sydney, after they responded to an ad he posted on Flatmates.com.au.

The jury heard the former real estate agent meet with the women at a bar in Gleb, where they were drunk, and then take them back to his property under the pretext of inspecting a rented room.

It was here that Hofer imposed himself on women.

During Current case In an interview with Channel 9 reporter Hannah Sinclair, one of his victims “was only 17 years old,” prompting Hofer to give a disgusting response.

“And the age of consent is 16 years,” he replied.

When Sinclair noticed that the women were “traumatized,” and one of them even contemplated suicide after the attack, Hofer quickly reacted again.

“Well, I tried to commit suicide in prison because I couldn’t prove my innocence,” he said.

Despite the fact that Hofer spent more than six years in prison for his crimes, and the appeal was rejected by the Australian High Court, Hofer continues to believe that the events reported by his victims and accepted by the court are “not what happened.” …

“There were eight counts of sexual assault, of which 100% were consensual,” he said. Current case

His first victim, a 23-year-old American tourist, told the court in 2016 that she met Hofer at a bar in Gleb after responding to his announcement of renting a room.

She told the court that he kept buying her cocktails and taking glasses of water from her hands when she tried to sober up.

By the time she got home, she was so drunk that she couldn’t resist Hofer when he repeatedly raped her.

“I tried to make him stop, I said, ‘Stop, I want to go home, I don’t want to have sex,’ and I kept trying to do that,” she said.

“I tried to use my hands to push him away, but I didn’t have the strength.”

After the attack ended, the woman caught a taxi to her dorm and reported it to the police the next day.

Hofer said Current case the advertisement clearly stated that this was a one bedroom residence.

“I advertised for them to share one bedroom with me. I indicated one bedroom to avoid misunderstandings, and it had a large double bed, ”he said.

Sinclair then said, “Of course, the fact that you got the women drunk would mean that they were unable to give their consent.”

“They weren’t full of alcohol, they were pretty drunk,” Hofer replied.

“They were mildly intoxicated, not very drunk.”

On the night after the first attack, Hofer used the same tactics to lure his second victim, a 17-year-old girl, back to his home.

When they arrived at the house, the teenager told Hofer that he didn’t want to have sex with him, but he pinned her to the bed and attacked her.

“He raped me, he was supposed to show me the room, but he didn’t even show me,” she later told police.

When Sinclair asked Hofer if he wanted to apologize to the women he attacked, he said he would apologize to “real victims of sexual assault.”

An attempt by the former real estate agent to appeal his conviction to the Australian High Court was quickly dismissed, and the judges ruled there was “no reasonable doubt” of his guilt.

After getting out of jail, the convicted rapist decided to start an incredible new business venture by running fundraising campaigns to launch a sexual consent app.

“This is that Police Commissioner Mick Fuller – I came up with this idea before him – but he thought it would be a good idea,” Hofer said.

“If there is an audio recording of consent, women will not make false statements.”

Critics fear that such an app could potentially allow perpetrators to record the forced sexual consent of their victims.

Children’s rights activist Hattie Johnston said this. Current case said that Hofer should be behind bars.

“This man is dangerous, and he is there, like many other predators, and our system really crashes – especially for women and children – just on a daily basis. It’s unusual and depressing, ”she said.

“This app he came up with is, again, as illogical, stupid and ignorant as his actions.

“Although he was caught and convicted, now he’s back again and you know he’s building apps and just punching his chest all over the place. It’s disgusting, absolutely disgusting. “

Shortly after the interview was filmed, Hofer’s parole was canceled and he was sent back to prison after being charged with a number of unrelated crimes.

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