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Convicted rapist mounts appeal against 30-year jail sentence

Updated: May 27, 2022

Esan Germain

Convicted sex offender Esan Germain, who was recently sentenced to 30 years behind bars for raping a 15-year-old girl, has moved to the Court of Appeal, seeking to overturn a 30-year sentence he is currently serving for sexually abusing another girl, who was four years old.

In December 2017, Germain was convicted of three counts of child rape by a jury following a trial before Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall at the High Court.

The indictments stated that sometime during 2010, 2012, and 2013, he performed oral sex on the child and, in turn, caused her to do the same to him.

One of the indictments also stated that he rubbed his penis against the girl’s vagina.

As such, he was sentenced by Justice Morris-Ramlall to 15 and 20 years on the first and second counts, respectively, while on the last count, he was handed a 30-year prison term.

All sentences will run concurrently, and Germain will have to serve 20 years before becoming eligible for parole.

In his appeal filed with the Court of Appeal, Germain accuses Justice Morris-Ramlall of committing several errors.

He contends that the sentences are manifestly excessive, wrong in principle, and not in keeping with established sentencing guidelines.

The appeal will be heard by Chancellor of the Judiciary, Yonette Cummings-Edwards, and Justices of Appeal, Dawn Gregory and Rishi Persaud.

Only last month, Germain was handed a 30-year jail term after being found guilty of repeatedly raping a 15-year-old girl in 2014.

The father of three raped the girl on three occasions between January and July 2014.

On July 23, 2014, the girl was going to the shop when she saw her mother, whom she confided in.

The mother reported the matter to the Police, and Germain was arrested.


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