Jamaica Crime News, Clarendon: A man who is said to be a an alleged serial rapist and who identified himself to his victims as an Obeah Man, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Thursday, June 21, when he appeared before the Clarendon Circuit Court on charges of raping a University student in the year 2016.
The accused who has been identified as, Baldwin Hyman, is said to have been recently acquitted of similar charges in the St Elizabeth Circuit Court and still have another case before the Manchester Circuit Court for similar charges.
Reports are that on September 16, 2016, the female victim who is a University student was walking along a section of the May Pen roadway, when she was approached by Hyman who identified himself as an Obeah Man and informed her that a ghost was set on her.
He further told her that he could get rid of the ghost at a cost of $9000 which she later paid over to him. She then accompanied him to an isolated area where he was supposed to perform the ritual.
Further reports are that Hyman then informed the student that in order for him to remove the ghost spell she had to allow him to have sex with her before the clock struck 6:00 p.m.
She refused but the alleged obeah man held her and forcibly had sex with her. Several days later, Hyman was held during an operation in May Pen and later charged with rape.
During the Court session, high court Judge, Justice Carol Lawrence Barwick pointed out that, it appeared that this was a habitual practice and handed down the sentencing of 15 years.