A 39-year-old man, was, on Thursday, July 11, 2019, sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment by Justice Simone Morris- Ramlall at the Georgetown High Court, for raping a 77-year-old woman in 2017.
Delon Blake of Kumuni Creek, Demerara River, had admitted that, on June 20, 2017, he engaged in sexual penetration with the elderly woman, without her consent.
He was represented by attorney-at-law Rabindra Mohabir, while the matter was prosecuted by State Counsels Tuanna Hardy and Sarah Martin.
The Judge, before sentencing considered that Blake used violence during the commission of the crime, by choking the elderly woman and also stole her cell phone.
The victim had told the court that she felt ashamed and humiliated for what Blake did to her.
Justice Morris-Ramlall, as a mitigation factor, considered that Blake pleaded guilty and threw himself to the mercy of the court.
Blake, the Judge explained needed ‘psychological intervention’ and ordered that he undergoes counseling, while behind bars as she said that “It baffles and disturbs the mind” while reflecting on the circumstances in which the elderly woman was raped.
Justice Morris-Ramlall, sentenced Blake to 20 years’ imprisonment, with the possibility of parole after serving a minimum of 15 years.