Court upholds sentence, conviction of child rapist

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The Court of Appeal on Thursday upheld the conviction and sentencing of Esan Germaine, who is currently serving a 30-year sentence for sexually abusing a young girl.

In 2017, a 12-member jury found Germaine guilty of three counts of rape committed between 2010-2013, on a girl when she was aged four, six, and seven.

Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall had sentenced Germaine to serve 15, 20, and 30 years respectively.  All the sentences are running concurrently.

The appeal was heard by Chancellor (ag), Yonette Cummings-Edwards, Justice Dawn Gregory and, Justice Rishi Persaud.  The State was represented by prosecutor Teshanna Lake-James.

The Chancellor, who delivered the ruling, said that the Court did not find that the trial judge erred in law in her sentencing.

She also said that the sentence imposed by the trial judge was appropriate taking into consideration the mitigating and aggravating factors of the case.

In March 2022, Germaine was sentenced to 30 years imprisonment on three more charges.

Germaine was found guilty by a 12-member jury on three counts of rape committed on a 15-year-old girl between January-July 2014.

He was sentenced by Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry to serve 20 years on the first count, 25 years on the second count, and 30 years on the third count.

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