Adrian Poleglase greeted the
twenty-one-year-old man he had propositioned on the Internet at his
London, UK home dressed in high heels, a sexy short black miniskirt
and a blond wig believing he was in for a night of sexy fun.
Instead, Poleglase found himself bound and blindfolded, stabbed and
robbed, while having his home torched, a court in London heard on
Wednesday, reports the UK's Daily
Poleglase, a forty-something civil
servant, told the court at the Old Bailey that Ahsan Mahmudd
attempted to murder him.
The unlikely pair met on the dating
section of the Gumtree
website (the British equivalent of Craig's List) last March. Mark
Gadsden, Poleglase's attorney, said “Adrian Poleglase, the
complainant, is an openly gay man who is an occasional transvestite,
and who, from time to time, places advertisements in order to meet
other men for no-strings-attached sex at his flat.”
After agreeing to a sexual rendezvous
at Poleglase's home in Stockwell, south west London, at around
7:30pm, the pair became acquainted over a bottle of wine.
“Whilst in the kitchen, the defendant
became sexually aroused, and Mr. Poleglase, dressed as I have
described, gave him oral sex,” Gadsden told the court.
Afterwards, in the bedroom, Mahmudd
bound and blindfolded the transvestite calling himself Claire, who
told jurors that he believed this was a bondage game.
But once restrained, Poleglase was
stabbed seven times with a kitchen knife and robbed of his laptop and
credit cards. Poleglase said that when he attempted to escape, the
defendant torched his home.
Poleglase managed to call for help.
Mahmudd, however, denies all of it,
saying that it was Poleglase that demanded sex of him at knifepoint.
The London trial continues.