Court upholds sentence, conviction of child rapist

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The Court of Appeal on Monday upheld the conviction and sentencing of former trade unionist Micah William who is currently serving two life sentences for the rape and sodomy of an eight-year-old girl.

In 2018, a 12- member jury found Williams guilty of rape, which occurred during the period of January 1 and 31, 2016.

Justice Jo-Ann Barlow had sentenced Williams to life imprisonment with the possibility of parole after serving 20 years in jail.

Williams, through his attorney Nigel Hughes, had moved to the Appeal Court, challenging the conviction and severity of his sentence.

The appeal was heard via Zoom by Chancellor of the Judiciary (ag) Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards, and Justices of Appeal Dawn Gregory and Rishi Persaud.

The State was represented by prosecutor Diana O’Brien.

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.

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