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Man jailed for raping his ex-girlfriend’s best friend

A Filipino man convicted of raping his ex-girlfriend’s best friend is sentenced in the Grand Court.

In September 2018, John Micheal Soriano was at home in his Cayman Brac residence when the victim, a friend of Soriano’s then-girlfriend, came to the house. While she was at the house waiting on Soriano’s girlfriend, he pinned her down and raped her.

On Tuesday (9 July), during sentencing, Justice Marlene Carter denounced the act committed by Soriano saying, “Relationship and acquaintance rapes cannot be treated any different from rape by a stranger. The profound breach of trust can never be understated.”

In a report, the victim said what happened to her made a big impact on her life but not in a good way. She said she almost killed herself. The report revealed that she was traumatized and still cannot believe it happened to her

During sentencing, Soriano wept silently. However, a social impact report revealed he has no remorse for the victim and maintains sexual intercourse was consensual.

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Andrel Harris

Andrel Harris

After completing high school in Cayman, Andrel Harris joined the news team as a Reporter Trainee in 2013. Now he serves as a reporter/producer, as well as the 'Cayman 27 Today' anchor. He also contributes to the talk shows and present weather forecasts. He hails from the district of North Side.

"Working with Cayman 27 has been a rewarding and eye opening experience. Through the power of the media, I've been able to help give a voice to the people living in Cayman." - Andrel Harris

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