Prison time for phone threat to rape, mutilate and kill woman
Police : Message must be sent so that women could at least answer their phones in peace.
Jensen LaVende email@example.com
AFTER pleading guilty to telephoning a woman and threatening to rape, mutilate and kill her, Ian Roy was sentenced to four months in prison.
The 49-year-old was spared the maximum sentence of six months because he had no prior convictions and pleaded guilty on the first available opportunity.
According to the facts read out by Inspect Gale Charles, Roy telephoned a woman on August 15 and told her he would rape her twice and then threatened her that he would "hang up yuh panty".
The woman made a report to the Maraval Police Station.
Roy also sent numerous "Call me Requests" to the woman and left a voice message saying he would rape her, slit her throat, cut off her breasts and leave them at a police station and place her underwear on an electrical wire.
The Cyber Crime Unit of the police service was contacted, Charles read, and the man's number was traced. The calls took place on August 15, 18 and 19, said Charles.
Roy, after listening to the facts, told magistrate Cheron Raphael that he was "apologetics" for what he did and promised that it would never happen again. He said that he and his girlfriend had recently broken up and he was stressed and just dialed a number.
Charles told the magistrate that women were under siege in this country and that a strong message should be sent to both Roy and "persons of his ilk". Charles said the message must be sent so that women could at least answer their phones in peace.
Raphael agreed and sentenced Roy, of Mulchan Street, Guaico, Sangre Grande to serve four months in prison.
Roy upon hearing his sentence told the magistrate "Thanks very much ma'am".