A Far Rockaway man was convicted last week of raping a former paramour and sodomizing her new boyfriend and could serve up to 50 years in prison, prosecutors announced.
Raymond Gillespie, 45, was accused of breaking into his former lover’s Rosedale home in the early morning of September 2009 with accomplices, one of whom was identified as Lamont Gough, and tied her and her new boyfriend up while she was sleeping, according to Brown’s office.
After tying up the couple, Gillespie, according to Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, Gough and the other unidentified accomplices sexually assaulted them.
Law enforcement sources said that Gillespie used a fake Jamaica accent as he and his accomplices forced the couple to lie face down, then he proceeded to rape his ex-girlfriend, and he and his accomplices beat her new boyfriend, burned him with cigarettes and assaulted him with a metal rod.
“The victims suffered extensively at the hands of the defendant,” said Brown. “After tying up the sleeping pair, the defendant then repeatedly sexually assaulted his ex and beat and burned her new boyfriend.”
Despite the assault, as noted in trial testimony, the couple was not fooled by Gillespie’s fake accent and still recognized his voice. Cell phone site records also linked the defendant to the crime.
This was not the only time that Gillespie raped his ex; he had previously sexually assaulted her in March 2009 and was convicted of that rape, but the earlier 2013 conviction was overturned because of a judicial error. A spokeswoman for the DA’s office declined to elaborate further about the case.
A weeklong re-trial concluded on Oct. 23, and jurors found Gillespie guilty of first-degree rape, first-degree burglary, aggravated attempted sex abuse and a first-degree criminal sex act, according to the DA’s office.
Gough was previously convicted in July 2018 of sex crimes, Brown’s spokesperson said.
Supreme Court Justice Barry Schwartz presided over the trial and set the sentencing for Nov. 13.