Victim Weeps As She Describes Rape
A woman could not hold back tears yesterday when recalling how she pleaded with God to save her from a gunman who raped her the night of an island-wide power outage.
In the trial yesterday, the woman was called to the witness stand and started crying moments after taking the oath. She had looked at the accused who reportedly made facial gestures at her, prompting the prosecution to ask the court that he not do so.
Justice Carolita Bethell instructed the police officers to watch the accused.
could not hold back tears yesterday when recalling how she pleaded with God to save her from a gunman who raped her the night of an island-wide power outage.
The woman, whose age and identity are being withheld, told a Supreme Court jury of how she, on May 29, 2012, had left church around 7:30pm and gone home to watch television when the electricity was cut three hours later.
As the woman gave her evidence, her accused assailant, Oscar Ingraham, sat listening from the prisoner’s dock. Ingraham, 30, of Claridge Road, faces charges of burglary, armed robbery and rape in the incident that occurred between 11pm on May 29 and 5am on May 30. It is alleged that he broke into the woman’s western New Providence home and robbed her of $165 cash and a $200 Nokia cell phone before sexually assaulting her with a gun to her head.crime, rape, society