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8 years jail for Trini man who raped friend’s stepdaughter

Trinidadian Andre Stedman has been sentenced to 8 years imprisonment at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut, Tortola for raping his friend’s stepdaughter about two years ago. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Security guard Andre Stedman, the 56-year-old Trinidadian accused of raping his friend’s stepdaughter about two years ago, has been sentenced to 8 years imprisonment at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut, Tortola.

Stedman was sentenced today, July 12, 2019 in the High Court of the Virgin Islands.

He was also handed a 1 year prison sentence for indecent assault. Both sentences are to run concurrently (at the same time).

The sentences are to begin from the time Stedman was placed on remand, which is since February 19, 2019.


The court had heard that the incident occurred during a visit to Stedman’s friend's home.

The two men first watched television while the friend's step-daughter, a child under the age of 13, stayed in her room. After a while, the step-father went to bed and Stedman remained on the couch.

Prosecutors said the child awoke during the night to find Stedman on top of her and had penetrated her.

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force was called and Stedman was arrested and charged.

9 Responses to “8 years jail for Trini man who raped friend’s stepdaughter”

  • Hmm (12/07/2019, 13:20) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    8 years only for this malicious action on a child. Wow
    • trrefdrfds (14/07/2019, 19:52) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      If you know anything about sentencing you will know that the judge had to look at local and regional precedents and give him credit for his good character.
  • Bulldawg (12/07/2019, 13:36) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    That's very disgusting.
  • W*F (12/07/2019, 13:55) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Jordana (12/07/2019, 14:17) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    NASTY VILE man.. God will deal with him..
  • Why (12/07/2019, 14:32) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why do older men interfere with minors?
  • wize up (12/07/2019, 18:29) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    man get almost the same time in jail for a dime bag; this big hard seed man; lots more of them out there: mothers when your girl child speaks give them a listing ear
  • NICK (19/07/2019, 17:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Pumpkin need to sort that nasty old bastard out when he go Balo.
  • Trini (21/10/2020, 16:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    When will he be deported,?

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