A HOUNSLOW student who tried to rape a university fresher after getting drunk on free cocktails at her birthday party is facing jail.
Amanpreet Grewal, of Heston Road, attacked the girl after a night at Tiger Tiger nightclub in London's West End.
She was rescued by a friend in a nearby room at her halls of residence when she cried out for help.
Grewal later admitted to police that if the student had not pushed him away he 'might have had sex'. The 20-year-old, who was studying biochemistry, denied a charge of attempted rape but was convicted by a jury at Southwark Crown Court on Monday.
Prosecutor James Dawes told the court Grewal was already 'tipsy or merry' by the time he arrived at the party, where he continued to down free drinks.
Mr Dawes said: "He said it was not unusual for him to have loss of memory when he drank and when asked to describe how he becomes when he is drunk, he says he becomes loud and hyper but not angry."
Grewal told police he remembered taking a taxi home with his victim but the next thing he could recall was being in her room.
He claimed they began kissing before she pushed him away.
"The only thing he can recall her saying was 'no'," Mr Dawes added. "He said she may have been upset when he left the room. He said he had not had sex before, he was a virgin.
"Therefore this was a big moment for him in his life and if she had not pushed him away he said he might have had sex."
The jury failed to reach a verdict on a charge of sexually assaulting another first year student three weeks earlier, and a not guilty verdict was entered on the direction of the judge.
Grewal will be sentenced on December 11.