Saint Lucian-born judge commended for sentencing rapist to 38 years jail in Nevis

Saint Lucian-born judge commended for sentencing rapist to 38 years jail in Nevis
Alistair Isaac was described as a career criminal by the court.
Alistair Isaac was described as a career criminal by the court.

St. Lucian-born Nevis trial judge, Justice Lorraine Williams, has been commended by a Nevis prosecutor for her recent sentencing of a convicted rapist and robber in that country.

Alistair Isaac,33, was sentenced to 38 years in prison after he was found guilty of attacking and raping a woman (without a condom) at knife point and assaulting her husband in July 2012.

Justice William’s May 2 sentencing received backing from Nevis Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Travers Sinanan who believes that it will serve as an example to potential sex offenders.

Isaac, who was described as a career criminal by the court, was adamant that he was innocent throughout the trial. His track record with the law however spoke of something else. He is already serving a 12-year sentence for wounding and attacking another woman. His new sentence runs consecutively with that term.

Justice Lorraine Williams, according to Nevis media, appeared to be unmoved by Isaac’s claims of innocence and pleas to give him a chance.

“It’s heartening to see the judge deliver a sentence so robust that it sends a message to all would-be sex offenders and all who have committed offences,” the DPP said.

“It is heartening that this judge imposed a sentence of 38 years consecutive to the sentence that the offender is now serving of 12 years,” he further stated.

The judge had urged Isaac to seek counselling and become a useful member of society.

Another photo of Isaac.

Justice Williams has served as attorney general, minister of legal affairs and women’s affairs and president of the Bar Association in St. Lucia. She was also an assistant director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome.

Police are currently investigating two rapes which occurred here in St. Lucia in the space of five days.

The first occurred in Dennery on May 11 and involved a 21-year-old businesswoman who was also robbed by the three men who raped her while on her way from work.

The second happened just this morning (May 15), and involved a 50-60-year-old female victim who was reportedly assaulted with a stick to the vagina.

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  1. Lorraine St.Lucia needs you really bad to represent the abused kids,especially the Vulnerable People's Unit{VPT},we need another Suzie D'auvergne.

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  2. Kudos to her because people murder and get life but don't think for once if she presides in a case in st Lucia she will be dishing out such heavy sentences it just ain't happening!!

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  3. Proud of her for giving that criminal a crashing legal punch to the jaw. I hope she gets back home soon. We know we got at least two potential rape cases to give her. When there is no deterrence in place, criminals will act with impunity. Exhibit A...present day St. Lucia. Notice, she did not administer a fine to his sorry buttocks.

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  4. It is always good to send a message to repeat offenders. Question is whether the 38 year sentence will stand on appeal.

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  5. and in dominica the judge is putting an order to stop news places to broadcast these criminals to the country ask this judge to speak to her we need to know who they are so we can protect our children

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  6. Pleaseeeee bring Justice Williams back home to St. Lucia because we need this type of sentencing down here.

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    • judge Williams we need you back in ST LUCIA, to put a stop to those criminals back home, we love you very much...please keep up your job...he did the crime so do your time at this time...and never touch a female again, respect to all ladies.

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