30 years jail for child rapist

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Esmond Slowe, a convicted child rapist was on Friday sentenced to 30 years jail for raping a 14-year-old girl.

Slowe, 40, is charged with engaging in sexual penetration with the minor on December 16, 2016, in the county of Demerara.

He was represented by Attorney-at-Law Maxwell McKay, while the case for the State was presented by Prosecutors Abigail Gibbs and Seeta Bishundial.

The sentence was handed down Justice Jo-Ann Barlow.

Before passing sentence, a probation report was read in the High Court and it was revealed that Slowe dropped out of school at age 14, and sought employment to take care of his family.

It also revealed that Slowe is the father of seven kids and his common-law wife is currently pregnant.

In the victim impact statement, the young girl said: “I was once a happy child. I got along with everyone in my family.”

She further noted that Slowe betrayed her trust in the worst way possible.

“I hate him for what he did to me and how he made me feel.”

In handing down the sentence, Justice Barlow pointed out that she disregarded Slowe’s contention that he was intoxicated and could not recall “having sex with the young girl.”

“Whatever you did was your action. You will have to face the consequences,” the Judge told Slowe.

In addition to the 30-year sentence, the Judge ordered that he undergo counselling for sexual offenders and alcohol abuse.

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