Hiten Patel, of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, led a double life.He worked at the Federal Aviation Administration Technical Center, which required a security clearance.He had a wife, the result of an arranged marriage in his native India.But for the past three weeks, Patel has been on trial, charged with sexually assaulting, or attempting to sexually assault, seven women in Atlantic City during the summer of 2012. During the trial, Patel admitted that he was addicted to prostitutes, but he denied assaulting the women.He said he showed her his fake gun after finding her in the front his minivan going through his wallet, still naked. Allegation: She testified that she was trying to get money to buy heroin because she was sick from withdrawal. saw the gun in the car, but Patel said he told her it was a toy and even had her hold it. Here are some observations about sociopaths and their lies: 1.She fled the car without the wallet or her clothes. After agreeing to have sex with Patel sometime in either June or July 2012, she said she was getting ready to undress when he pulled a gun and ordered her get naked and have sex with him. got a partial license plate when she got out of the car. He said the two didn’t have sex, but she did touch him. Lying for the fun of it Sociopaths get a thrill out of lying.Here’s some of the news coverage: Accused rapist tells jury he’s paid 200 prostitutes for sex, not rape, on This story in the Press included a sidebar — a summary of what each of the seven women alleged, and what Patel said happened.
Patel: The woman had been paid 0 for sex, but got mad when Patel couldn’t get aroused, he testified. They lie when they’d be better off telling the truth.
Patel: Said he would see her walking down Pacific Avenue, but never solicited her because “she looked like a homeless person.” K. Allegation: A teenager visiting from Delaware with her older boyfriend, she was walking to the train station July 17, 2012, when Patel offered her a ride. Later, she saw him at the jail after his arrest and recognized him. Allegation: Said she accepted the solicitation in mid-July 2012, because she needed money for drugs. Patel: The plan was to pay her for sex, but she was coughing so much he felt she was sick and just wanted her out of his car. Allegation: Said she approached Patel’s van when he tried to get her attention Aug. Press of Atlantic City Staff Writer Lynda Cohen The jury believed the women. Some have admitted getting an adrenalin rush out of deceiving people. Paul Eckman, who studies lying and teaches people how to detect it, calls this “duping delight.” 2.
But later, he pulled a gun and she jumped from the moving vehicle, hiding under cars in a nearby dealership. Patel: He claims the first time he saw the woman was at the Atlantic County Justice Facility following his arrest. Allegation: Patel solicited her for sex sometime in July 2012, but then pulled a gun and his nice demeanor changed. He said he was a detective and later pulled out the gun. She kept asking for money and wouldn’t leave, so he pulled out the fake gun. 2, 2012, and then ordered her into the car claiming to be a detective. Patel was under surveillance as a suspect in previous attacks, and was arrested shortly after dropping T. Last week, Hiten Patel was found guilty in five of the cases. Mixing truth and lies Some sociopaths mix just enough truth with their lies to make their stories seem plausible.
Patel: The girl solicited him, and demanded money before they parked. She then opened the car door, “took a step and fell.” I. Allegation: During the attack sometime in the summer of 2012, Patel allegedly ripped her clothes off her and attacked her at gunpoint. Due to the charges, many women said things to him at the jail, Patel testified. As she tried to escape, he violently forced her back. “was very pretty” and he tried to kiss her because he was attracted. Patel guilty in attacks on five of seven women in Atlantic City, on When you know that some of what they’re telling you is true, you tend to believe the rest of what they’re saying as well.
Granted, with some of the women being prostitutes and some hooked on drugs, their stories may be less than accurate. Allegation: The woman said Patel pulled a gun on her and tried to rape her June 27, 2012, but she ran.
Still, the versions weren’t even close THE ALLEGATIONS The following are the allegations made by seven women against sexual assault defendant Hiten Patel, of Egg Harbor Township, and his account of what occurred during the events during the summer of 2012. Her dress was torn off as she escaped and she ran to a nearby home, telling the man there she had been attacked.