(NEWSWIRE) – A police constable who raped an 11-year-old relative several years ago has been jailed for 16 years.
The name of the Vincentian officer has been withheld to protect the identity of the victim in accordance with the Sexual Offences Act of Antigua.
The disgraced cop, who was on remand prior to pleading guilty to incest two months ago, was sentenced on Thursday in the High Court.
Justice Iain Morley condemned the officer for betraying his oath and the trust of the child.
In addition to the 16-year sentence, the officer was ordered to compensate the victim in the sum of $40,000 dollars. He must pay that amount within 12 months, or another six months will be added to his jail term.
This officer was sentenced on the same day as the recently convicted and disgraced UK cop, Lee Martin-Cramp, who spiked a young woman’s drink and raped her in her home.
Martin-Cramp had met the young woman on a dating app called Tinder and they spoke for some time before meeting in Antigua when he came for a friend’s wedding in May 2015.
He was sentenced to 15 years behind bars.
Justice Morley said the penalties should serve as a deterrent to others as he expressed abhorrence over the crime.