Jason Jude D’Souza

Posted: November 5, 2014 by Serendipity in Registered Sex Offender, Victoria
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Man jailed for raping 75-year-old

Published: 6:50 pm, Wednesday, 5 November 2014

A Victorian man who raped a 75-year-old woman in her home has been jailed for 14 years for the cowardly and depraved crime.

Jason Jude D’Souza, 39, broke into the elderly woman’s home and attacked her, only saying ‘I have not been here’ when she told him she was having difficulty breathing.

Victorian County Court Judge Mark Dean said a message must be sent to the community that courts would protect the elderly, as he sentenced D’Souza to a minimum 10 years’ jail on Wednesday.

‘You must also be punished for what you have done and your cowardly, depraved conduct must be denounced by this court,’ he told D’Souza.

Judge Dean said D’Souza had shown no remorse and still denied raping the woman, who was deeply traumatised by what happened.

‘Her sense of trust and wellbeing has been irreparably harmed by what you did,’ he said.

‘She has not revealed what has happened to her to her own children, and no doubt continues to suffer from the effects of what you did.’

The court heard D’Souza suffered from depression and had been undergoing testosterone replacement therapy, with relatives reporting aggressive behaviour as a result.

One psychological report before the court said D’Souza had spiralled into a state of personal crisis due to his infertility and a failed relationship, and his offending towards his unwilling and vulnerable victim was an attempt to reinforce his sense of personal strength.

Judge Dean said he accepted D’Souza was experiencing some side effects of the therapy at the time of the October 2013 rape, and took that into account.

D’Souza will be placed on the sex offenders register for 15 years.

He was found guilty at trial of seven counts of rape, and one count each of indecent assault and aggravated burglary.

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  1. Bert Kokshoorn says:

    Low life still got off light!!

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