Taxi driver sentenced for rape, abduction
A taxi driver has been sentenced to a combined 25 years in prison for rape and abduction.
He is Loveroy Henry, 29, of Old Harbour, St Catherine. High Court judge, Justice Marcia Dunbar-Green handed down the sentence when Henry reappeared before her in the St Catherine Circuit Court yesterday.
He was given seven years 'imprisonment for abduction, and 18 years' imprisonment on the rape charge.
The judge ruled that the sentences are to run concurrently, meaning Henry will only do 18 years.
The court heard evidence that in 2013, Henry, who was known to the complainant, transported her inside the taxi that he was operating.
Instead of taking the complainant to her destination, he diverted into a secluded area where he forcibly had sex with her.
He reportedly took her to her home afterwards. After leaving the car, the woman related her ordeal to relatives.
A report was made to the police and an investigation launched by the Centre for Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse.
This resulted in Henry being charged with rape and forcible abduction.
He was found guilty by a jury on January 19. The jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict.