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December 16, 2011
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Rapist with bitten-off penis gets 100 years


A man whose penis was almost bitten off when he held a woman at gunpoint and forced her to have oral sex has been sentenced to a total of 108 years for offences which included rape, robbery with aggravation illegal possession of firearm and indecent assault.

He will only serve 25 years as Justice Bryan Sykes ordered yesterday that the sentences for the eight offences must run concurrently.

Patrick Drysdale, 25, mason, of Sunny Hill, St Thomas, was convicted in the Gun Court of two counts of rape, two counts of robbery with aggravation, indecent assault, wounding with intent and illegal possession of firearm. The sentences ranged from 10 to 25 years.

Drysdale got the maximum sentence of three years' imprisonment for indecent assault involving the woman who bit him on his penis.

penis almost severed

Evidence was given that after he forced the woman to have oral sex with him, she bit him on his penis almost severing it and he stabbed her several times. He was sentenced to 25 years for wounding with intent.

The police found Drysdale at the hospital suffering from an injury to the penis. When questioned he said that he was in bed with a woman when her jealous lover came home and hit him with a piece of chain on his penis. The penis which was bandaged was almost severed.

The Crown led evidence that on June 20, 2008, Drysdale committed the offences in Stony Hill, St Andrew. He went to the homes of three women, robbed and raped two of them, indecently assaulted the third woman and then wounded her.

Drysdale was released from prison a few weeks before he committed the offences. He had previous convictions for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.

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