Wearable Tech

Woman 'sexually assaulted' in virtual reality by cyber-groper

File photo: A Sony PlayStation virtual reality headset is seen at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, in Los Angeles, California, United States, June 16, 2015. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

File photo: A Sony PlayStation virtual reality headset is seen at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, in Los Angeles, California, United States, June 16, 2015. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

A woman has claimed she was sexually assaulted in virtual reality by a pervert who molested her whilst she was innocently blasting zombies.

The VR virgin was trying out the new technology for the first time with a game called QuiVr, when a man using the pseudonym BigBro442 “virtually groped” her.

We have decided not to name the woman, who shared her story in a gripping Medium post.

She wrote: "In between a wave of zombies and demons to shoot down, I was hanging out next to BigBro442, waiting for our next attack.

"Suddenly, BigBro442’s disembodied helmet faced me dead-on. His floating hand approached my body, and he started to virtually rub my chest."

The woman's first foray into virtual reality started off well as the experience "won me over, lock, stock and barrel".

"Turning around 360 degrees, I revelled in the snowy medieval fortress of a game called QuiVr, where you play an archer shooting down the walking dead," she wrote.

"Never had I experienced virtual reality that felt so real. I was smitten. I never wanted to leave this world."

But after just three minutes in the virtual world, BigBro442 ruined everything.

The woman cried "stop" over her microphone, but this failed to deter the hi-tech heavy breather.

She added: "I must have laughed from the embarrassment and the ridiculousness of the situation. Women, after all, are supposed to be cool, and take any form of sexual harassment with a laugh. But I still told him to stop.

"This goaded him on, and even when I turned away from him, he chased me around, making grabbing and pinching motions near my chest. Emboldened, he even shoved his hand toward my virtual crotch and began rubbing.

"There I was, being virtually groped in a snowy fortress with my brother-in-law and husband watching."

This story first appeared on The Sun