By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
A MAN, found guilty of rape, will be appointed a lawyer at the public’s expense to argue his appeal against conviction.
Oscar Ingraham appeared before the Court of Appeal yesterday for the hearing of his appeal concerning the rape of a woman in her western New Providence home on February 28, 2012.
The appellant, however, did not have counsel for the proceedings and asked the court’s assistance.
The request was granted and Ingraham was told that he would be appointed a lawyer by the time of his next Appeal Court appearance on June 1.
According to evidence in his March 2014 trial, Ingraham broke into the western New Providence 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, valued at $3,325. One of the women, who had celebrated her birthday that day, was sexually assaulted.
Ingraham, who maintained that police conspired against him, went on to be sentenced to 30 years imprisonment for the late night attack.