A British businessman has been charged with the rape of a British Airways air stewardess at a hotel during a layover, according to reports.
Daniel Johnson allegedly attacked the flight attendant in her 20s at the £300 a night five-star hotel in Barbados.
The 41-year-old stood before Bridgetown, Barbados Magistrate Court charged with rape but was granted bail at £4,000 and ordered to hand over his passport.
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According to The Daily Mail, Johnson must also report to a police station twice a week as part of his bail conditions.
The publication added that the businessman, who is a partner at ‘Endless Electrics’ a firm which sells electric vehicles, lived on the island for the past seven years.
Police understand Johnson was known to the woman, and that prior to the attack the pair had attended a meal with other BA workers.
The unnamed woman claims Johnson attacked her after she invited him back to the hotel with her.
Police say they were initially unable to locate Johnson after the report but confirmed he was later arrested.
Although they were unable to interrogate him immediately, after discovering he had tested positive for Covid.
The publication added that the victim has remained on the island while police launched an investigation.
An airline source said it was "an unimaginable time" for the stewardess and the rest of the crew.
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They said: "What was one of the most magical parts of working for BA – heading out on the town in Barbados and staying at a lavish hotel – turned into a nightmare.
"The stewardess was brave enough to go to the police and report the attack.
"And her colleagues did not hesitate to provide supporting statements as part of the ongoing investigation."
A BA flight from Barbados to London was cancelled earlier this week while four of the woman's colleagues gave statements.
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Over 150 passengers were put up in a hotel overnight, unaware of the allegations which prompted the last-minute cancellation.
Insiders added: "The airline has experienced support now on the ground in Barbados.
"Everyone is supporting the Barbados police in every way possible."
The airline sent out its own investigator to offer help and support.
Barbados Police spokesman Inspector Rodney Innis said: "Employees from the British Airways have given statements on the matter."
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