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Dec 29, 2008

Woman kidnapped but would be rapist caught

Story PictureA woman is tonight thanking her lucky stars after she narrowly escaped a kidnapping and probably rape. Thirty-one year old Yettie DeSouza reported to police that just after midnight on Christmas morning she was taking food to her common-law husband. DeSouza says as she neared the junction of Calle al Mar and Baymen Avenue, a tinted four-door car pulled up beside her. DeSouza alleges that the driver demanded she get inside and then threatened to shoot her. Fearing for her life, the woman complied and the man drove off and pulled behind Brodie’s Supermarket on the Northern Highway. Just as the man unzipped his pants, a mobile patrol stopped beside the vehicle and detained the driver. This morning twenty-two year old Lionel Eaghan of Belama Phase three appeared in court to answer to charges of Unlawful Imprisonment and spun a different tale. Eaghan claims it was DeSouza who appeared in front of his vehicle and asked for his help, saying that her husband had beaten her up. When DeSouza got into the car, Eaghan says he told her he had to pick up his brother-in-laws in Belama and it was on his way there that he stopped at Scotia Bank ATM, which was when police picked him up. Eaghan pleaded not guilty to the charge and was offered bail of fifteen hundred dollars. His case was adjourned until February twenty-seventh.


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