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Rapist argues for shorter sentence

Rapist argues for shorter sentence

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Michael Omar Kirton’s violent offences are escalating, he is chronically angry and he has no respect for laws.

This, said Principal Crown Counsel Krystal Delaney, makes him a danger to society, and the starting point for sentencing on his latest offence – raping a woman twice in her home – should be 25 years in jail.

But Kirton, who argued the starting point should be 18 years, said he came to the court “with the intention to see if I could get 12”.

The 31-year-old, of McClean’s Gap, Silver Sands, Christ Church, was back in the No 5 Supreme Court after he had pleaded guilty, at an earlier Session of the Continuous Sittings, to entering a woman’s home on September 24, 2016, and raping her while armed with a pair of scissors. (HLE)

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