Rockaway Man Gets 50-Year Sentence For Rape of Ex-Girlfriend and Her Lover

Photo by Carles Rabada on Unsplash.

Photo by Carles Rabada on Unsplash.

A Far Rockaway man convicted of brutally raping his ex-girlfriend and sodomizing her new boyfriend was sentenced to 50 years in prison on Tuesday, said Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown.

Raymond Gillespie, 45, was in a long-term relationship with the victim before he — along with Lamont Gough — broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home in September 2009 and brutally sexually assaulted her. Gillespie also used a pipe to sodomize the new beau, according to trial testimony.

Throughout the violent sexual assault, Gillespie attempted to use a Jamaican accent to disguise his identity. He was linked to the crime with DNA evidence and cellphone records.

“A jury convicted the defendant and he has now been sentenced to a term of incarceration that should ensure he will be locked away for the remainder of his life,” Brown said in a statement.

Gillespie was also convicted last month for raping the same woman in March 2009.

This was the second jury trial for Gillespie. A higher court overturned his conviction because of a judicial error during deliberations.

Nevertheless, Gillespie was tried again before Queens Supreme Court Justice Barry A. Schwartz and convicted on multiple charges, including first-degree rape, first-degree burglary, aggravated attempted sex abuse and first-degree criminal sex act.

Justice Schwartz sentenced Gillespie to 50 years in prison and upon his release, he was ordered to register as a sex offender.

Gough was previously convicted and is currently serving up to a 20 years in prison.