Serial rapist sentenced to 10 years in prison
Serial rapist Edgar J will spend the next ten years of his life behind bars in the state penitentiary for the rape of two underage girls and a young woman.
Judge Marie Mettendaf pointed out that there were no reasons to go lower than the number of years that had been demanded by District Attorney Reshmi Rathipal. Edgar J was reportedly being represented in court by defense attorney Georgette Leter.
The victims had each told the court that the defendant brought them in his car and that he had raped them. He had also stolen the mobile phone of one of his victims. One of the underage victims wanted to run some errands with her little brother and a niece when the defendant asked them where he could buy cooking gas cylinders. They told him that he could go to a store but he insisted that they should accompany him. The girl and the children trusted him and got into his car. But he drove to a dark street before pulling out a gun. He then placed some newspapers on the back of the car before raping the underage girl. The victim and the children who had indicated where everything had happened recognized the perpetrator when the police asked them to look at some photos.
Edgar J claimed that the girl wanted to have sex. Another victim explained that she knew the man and that he had given her SRD 30 in the past so she could buy food. They also chatted with each other every now and then. The defendant had reportedly promised to give the woman some money on her birthday. When they met again, he brought her to a dark secluded place where he raped her twice.
Edgar J claimed that he was in a relationship with the woman. The victim strongly denied this. He also claimed that the woman wanted sex the first time but that it was against her will the second time. The victim insisted that everything had happened against her will both times. The third victim who is an underage girl was reportedly raped 5 times. The girl told the court that Edgar J offered her a ride every time after school but that she kept refusing. On the day that he had his way with her, he offered her a ride again when she was walking to a local store. When she refused, he stepped out of the car and pushed her in the car. He reportedly raped her at gunpoint. The perpetrator kept her the entire night before releasing her along the Suralcoweg. The girl had to catch a bus to leave that location. The judge pointed out that many numbers of young girls were in the phone of Edgar J and that she therefore asked herself if there are more victims out there who are ashamed to tell the police what the defendant has done to them.