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Man Cries When Found Guilty Of Rape

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A MAN cried in the Supreme Court when a jury found him guilty of raping a woman in her western New Providence home.

Oscar Ingraham, 30, was standing trial before Justice Carolita Bethell accused of burglary, armed robbery and rape, alleged to have been committed the night of February 28, 2012.

He had denied the charges when called on to enter a plea at the opening of his trial two weeks ago.

It is alleged that Ingraham broke into the home of two foreigners with Bahamian status, and robbed both of them of cash, cell phones, travel documents and government issued identification and work permits, together valued at $3,325.

The woman in this western New Providence home was sexually assaulted.

Having heard the evidence in the case, a nine-member jury on Monday returned majority guilty verdicts (7-2) on all of the charges.

Ingraham, who represented himself after firing his lawyer at the opening of the case, started to cry.

He is scheduled to return before Justice Bethell on May 16 for sentencing.

Darell Taylor prosecuted the case.

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