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Convicted Rapist Given Appeal Date

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A MAN found guilty of rape is now represented by a Queen’s Counsel who will argue his appeal against conviction at a hearing in three month’s time.

Oscar Ingraham appeared before the Court of Appeal yesterday for a status hearing of his appeal concerning the rape of a woman in her western New Providence home on February 28, 2012.

Jade Fowler of Munroe and Associates confirmed to appellate President Justice Anita Allen that Wayne Munroe, QC, had received appointment as the convict’s lawyer for the appeal.

She also noted that they had received the transcripts concerning the trial.

Crown respondent Edmund Turner also confirmed that the Crown was in possession of the transcripts.

The matter was adjourned to September 2 for a substantive hearing.

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, along with 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, was sentenced to 30 years imprisonment for the late night attack.

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