Man pardoned by President jailed on rape charge

first_img…to serve 20 yearsAn ex-convict, who was pardoned by President David Granger two years ago, has been jailed again, this time for raping a 48-year-old woman.Justice Jo-Ann Barlow handed down the 20-year sentence to Raymond Gouveia, called “Ryan”, 22, of West Coast Berbice, for raping the middle-aged woman shortly after he was released from prison.Initially, Gouveia had pleaded not guilty to the indictment, which stated that on September 14, 2015, he sexually penetrated the woman without her consent.The Judge told Gouveia that the victim was old enough to be his mother.“She was going about her own business when you attacked and violated her. She sustained injuries and you thereafter threatened her. The sentence of this court is 24 years,” the Judge said in handing down her sentencing.Justice Barlow further told the convicted rapist the crime carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. However, the court was being lenient by imposing the 24-year jail term.In addition to that, two years were deducted for the mitigation by Defence Attorney Sasha Roberts and also his age.The Judge also took into account that Gouveia was remanded for almost two years and as such, deducted another two years from the sentence.Roberts, in mitigating for leniency, said Gouveia is the eldest of five children and was forced to drop out of school at the primary level. After dropping out, he started to work as a coconut peeler to supplement his family’s income.When asked if he had anything to say, the young man remained silent.In 2015, Gouveia was sentenced for sexually assaulting a young lady, who also lived on the West Coast of Berbice. Gouveia who was reportedly friends with the young woman who lived in a nearby village, attempted to rape her, but she fought him off. He was subsequently charged and jailed for that matter but was released sometime after.Residents in his village had revealed that he is out of jail because he was pardoned.“I de get a two-and-a-half year and I come out May 23,” the man had told Guyana Times shortly after he was charged for raping the 48-year-old woman.As a child, he allegedly raped two girls and was sent to the New Opportunity Corp (NOC) and while there, he also raped a boy.The 48-year-old victim, in relating the incident, stated that Gouveia attacked her while she was coming from the backdam.“While I was walking, he was walking to go down to the backdam and when I coming out I saw the boy coming to go the backdam. I kept my eyes on him… he just run from behind me and grab on me and lick me down to the ground. Then he was holding me down, pressing me down with one hand and strip me out and he raped me.”last_img read more

Inter Milan complete £33.5million deal to sign Chelsea target

first_img Euro expert explains why Liverpool should be so excited about Minamino talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Inter Milan have signed former Belgium midfielder Radja Nainggolan from fellow Serie A side Roma.Although Premier League side Chelsea were heavily linked with the player, Nainggolan has signed a four-year deal with an Inter side preparing for their first appearance in the Champions League since the 2011/12 campaign, while Davide Santon and Nicolo Zaniolo have gone the other way. Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing LIVING THE DREAM three-way race Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father GOSSIP REAL DEAL 1 ‘perfect fit” Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland WHITE KNIGHT Latest Transfer news take zlat Grazie @OfficialRadja 💪 pic.twitter.com/UqB2NWInH7— AS Roma (@OfficialASRoma) June 26, 2018 heading off Man United ‘miss out’ on Minamino, West Ham scout Flamengo strikers, Auba wants out Arsenal ace heading for January exit as German club ready bid for midfielder Nainggolan, who retired from international football in May after being overlooked for the World Cup, has joined Inter for an initial fee of 38million euros (£33.5m), Roma have announced.Former Newcastle full-back Santon has moved for 9.5m euros (£8.4m) while the Giallorossi have paid 4.5m euros (£4m) for 18-year-old midfielder Zaniolo.Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio told his club’s website: “The Belgian is a real coup for Inter. He is an important player and one that has always been decisive, particularly during his years with the Giallorossi. He is a top player.” Chelsea have watched Leeds ace ‘perfect for Premier League football’ regularly RANKED IN DEMAND Zlatan Ibrahimovic in ‘advanced talks’ to complete Premier League comeback Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Radja Nainggolan has joined Inter Milan from Roma. Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star last_img read more