[Updated with video] Raymond Kidd, Tristan Burgess and Olicie Morgan were sentenced in Supreme Court earlier today [Jan 11] after pleading guilty to a variety of offences including aggravated burglary while armed with a firearm. Mr Kidd also admitted sexually assaulting a woman at gunpoint, and was jailed for a total of 24 years, and must serve 12 before he is eligible for parole.
Raymond Kidd pleaded guilty to charges including sexual assault, with previous statements made in Court saying he forced a female to commit a sex act at gunpoint during an armed home invasion.
In Court today Kidd, 20, was told he was “depraved,” and was given 12 years for aggravated burglary and twelve years for the sexual assault. These are consecutive and he must serve at least half that time before being considered for parole. He was also given 4 years for assault with intent to rob and 10 years for using a firearm.
These two sentences are to run concurrent with the twelve year sentences. In summary, he has been given 24 years and must serve half that time [12 years] before being considered for parole.
Tristan Burgess, 19, was sentenced to 12 years for aggravated burglary, and twelve months each for stealing the two bikes. Olicie Morgan was sentenced to seven and a half years for handling a firearm and two years for handling stolen goods. These are concurrent sentences.
The trio broke into a house one evening last year, terrorized the occupants, stole a number of goods, with Kidd sexually assaulting one woman. They then escaped on motorbikes they stole from the home.
Prosecutor Rory Field said the female victim was left deeply traumatised by the ordeal. The audio below is of Chief Detective Nicholas Pedro who said it was a particularly brutal attack on the young lady.
Update 5.55pm: Video of the defendants leaving Court. They had supporters present, with one man yelling out “keep your head up,” while a female was shouting out “love you baby.”
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