Essequibo man found guilty of rape jailed for 18 years

  • Published on: Oct 13, 2021 - 3:14 PM
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Essequibo man found guilty of rape jailed for 18 years Francis Gonsalves was on Wednesday sentenced to 18 years imprisonment for raping a 35-year-old woman in 2018. Gonsalves, 30, of the Charity Housing Scheme, Essequibo Coast was sentenced by Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Suddie High Court. On Tuesday, a jury found Gonsalves guilty of raping the woman on March 27, 2018.  The court heard that the victim had left a birthday party at 03:00hrs when she was attacked and raped by Gonsalves. The judge considered the violent nature of the crime and the fact that Gonsalves showed no remorse for his actions. She also considered the physical and p …
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