Serial Rapist Who Targeted the Portmore Area Sentence to 96 Years


Former gym instructor Chaddane Harris was sentenced in the St Catherine Circuit Court on Tuesday to a merged 96 years in prison at hard labour following his guilty plea in March of last year to a 21-count indictment. However, the convicted rapist will only serve 31 years, as the sentence is set to run concurrently.

Harris was sentenced to 20 years for wounding with intent, 31 years for rape, 25 years for grievous sexual assault, five years for simple theft and 15 years for burglary by Justice Bertram Morrison.

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The convicted rapist was told by Justice Morrison during the sentencing that there were more aggravating circumstances than mitigating factors in his case. In addition, he called out Harris for the ravaging atrocities he wreaked on his defenceless victims, which included an amputee and a senior citizen. “You invaded their privacy and savaged and ravaged them,” Morrison conveyed to Harris.

Harris was also told by Justice Morrison that the most grievous injustice he had perpetrated was the assault he had committed on the amputee, who was the victim of great trauma as a result of the attack. Harris was previously convicted of burglary and theft offences and was described by Crown Counsel Judy-Ann Edwards as a repeat offender.

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According to the investigators, the horrific crimes in question were committed between 2014 and 2019 in the Portmore municipality. Reports from investigators say Harris held up his victims by using knives, sexually assaulted them, and then proceeds to rob them of their personal belongings. As a result of his violent actions, one of his victims was stabbed multiple times with a knife.



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