Bermudan man jailed for ‘terrifying’ sex attack on woman

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HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — A Supreme Court judge has jailed a 31-year-old man who broke into a woman’s home at night and subjected her to a terrifying sex attack.

Kijon Baker, who was handed a 25-year sentence, was masked and armed with a weapon when he walked into the victim’s home in November 2014 and sexually assaulted her, the court heard.

Puisne Judge Carlisle Greaves imposed the 25-year jail sentence for serious sexual assault and eight years for aggravated burglary, to run concurrently.

Baker, who was convicted after a five-day trial, claimed he had suffered an injustice, and maintained he had done nothing wrong apart from cheat on his fiancée.

“A man’s home is his castle and a woman’s home is her castle,” Justice Greaves said, adding “she should not have to live in fear from ruthless, arrogant and soulless people like this defendant”.

Justice Greaves said the victim must have endured unimaginable suffering as a result of the attack, which took place while both of her young children were sleeping in the bedroom.

Addressing Baker directly, he added “the courts must stand firm at all times and protect our folk from predators like you”.

Baker’s lawyer, Elizabeth Christopher, said “This is a man who was at a very, very low point in his life.

“The year before he had lost his mother, his stepfather and his brother.”

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