American gets 32 yrs for raping Indian-origin ex-girlfriend

Sumasar,36,is the daughter of an Indian taxi firm owner from Guyana.

Written by Press Trust Of India | New York | Published:January 6, 2012 12:36 am

A New York private detective has been sentenced to 32 years in prison for raping his Indian-origin girlfriend and then implicating her in a series of false armed robberies for which she was wrongly jailed for seven months.

Jerry Ramrattan,39,was convicted in November after a four-week jury trial of first-degree rape,perjury,conspiracy,tampering with a witness and falsely reporting incidents in his plot to frame his former girlfriend Seemona Sumasar,Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.

Sumasar,36,is the daughter of an Indian taxi firm owner from Guyana.

Ramrattan raped his ex-girlfriend Sumasar in March 2009 and when he was arrested,he conspired with three individuals,whom he bribed and threatened,to frame Sumasar in false robbery allegations to “destroy her credibility” as a witness when he went on trial for rape. The individuals reported to the police that they had been robbed at gunpoint by a male and female dressed as police officers. In each case,Sumasar was identified as the female robber.

As a result of their testimony,Sumasar was charged with robbery and spent seven months in jail where she later told police about her rape case against Ramrattan. Yoshita Singh

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