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Two Men Charged With Rape


Two men in their twenties were charged in court yesterday with raping two women in separate incidents. The arraignment closes the book on a rape spate that has gripped the country for weeks.

Washington Street resident 21-year-old Marc Judnor Charles and 27-year-old Claridge Road Resident Oscar Ingraham were arraigned before Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez.

The first incident occurred on June 25 where Charles and Ingraham allegedly had sex with a woman without her consent.

The other rape occurred on June 4.

The duo also racked up four armed robbery charges and were accused of stealing $50 in cash, an iPad valued at $500, a $2,500 MAC Notebook, a pair of gold earrings worth $60, an assortment of expensive jewelry, including a David Yurman ring, an 18 karat gold pink and sapphire ring, bracelet and earrings, all valued at $29,950.

They were also accused of stealing a Technomarine watch and other jewelry valued at $1,150.

But Ingraham and Charles’ laundry list of charges continued as they were also charged with two counts of burglary and two charges of handgun possession.

They were not required to enter a plea to any of those charges and will return to court on November 1 when a voluntary bill of indictment will be read.

As Magistrate Gomez read the list of charges Ingraham had a confused look on his face.

He told the court, “Honestly, I don’t understand this situation, I don’t even know these guys, I don’t understand this.”

Fighting back tears, his voice cracking, Ingraham told Magistrate Gomez that he was surprised to see an all points bulletin (APB) issued for him. He said after his girlfriend told him he was wanted he turned himself in to the Wulff Road Police Station.

He asked his co-accused Charles, to, “please tell the judge you don’t know me, tell him.”

Despite this, Ingraham and Charles were denied bail and remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP).

None of the men were represented by an attorney.

Meantime 27-year-old Apple Street resident Jermaine Bowe also appeared in court with the duo. However, he was only charged with receiving the MAC Notebook.

Police believe he knew the computer was stolen.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge and will return to court today for a bail hearing.

He was represented by attorney Tonique Lewis.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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