Man to be sentenced for 'predatory' rape of two women

Tue, Dec 4, 2012, 00:00

An man is to be sentenced this morning for the “predatory” rape of two friends he lured back to his apartment, where he gave them drugs with a sedative effect.

Mary Rose Gearty SC, defending, said Kapil Garg’s family were offering the girls €20,000 as a token but the court heard the victims were “repulsed” by the offer.

Garg (35), originally from Mumbai, had been renting a room in a house in Whitefriar Place, Dublin 8, at the time.

He has been in custody since the girls reported the incident in July 2011.

He pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to raping and sexually assaulting the first woman and also denied charges of raping the second woman at his home on July 2nd, 2011.

He was convicted by the jury following a seven-day trial last October. Mr Justice Barry White yesterday adjourned sentencing to this morning after hearing evidence and a defence plea. Garg has previous convictions in the US including a conviction for an incident in 2004 in which he broke into a sleeping woman’s motel room.