Mumbai-born man sent to jail in US gang-rape case
WASHINGTON: Cecil Burrows came to the US when he was 12, and lonely and isolated he fell in with a gang of criminals, setting off on a road that would take him to jail and eventually, when he is out, back to Mumbai, where he was born.
Burrows, 23 was sentenced to 18 months in jail by a court in Montgomery, a county in Maryland abutting Washington DC, for his role in the gang-rape of a nearly comatose woman in a townhouse nearly four years ago in 2012.
He had played the role of a “coach”, issuing instructions.
“Hold her down,” he was heard saying in a 35-minute audio recording played in the court, according to The Washington Post, on Thursday,
“Cecil, he like a coach,” said one of the assailants.
Burrows had recorded the assault, which had taken place at his house. But his role would be discovered two years later, when one of the convicted men gave him away, telling detectives he was at home then and not away.
Burrows had told police earlier he had stepped out to get beer when the woman, who was either drunk or had been drugged, was assaulted.
The recording, only audio, was found on his computer.