The 22-year-old man accused of raping his girlfriend’s mother and claiming it was demonic possession has been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment after being found guilty.
Apart from jail time, the accused must pay €8,000 in court expenses as well as have is name listed in the sexual offender’s register.
Judge Consuelo Scerri Herrera said that she was convinced the accused, and not demonic forces, was behind the ‘macabre’ case.
The man was also found guilty of forcing the mother to rape a relative and engage in sexual acts, all aggravated by the fact that the victim was a vulnerable person.
The case refers to one which occurred in 2019 in Marsaskala wherein the accused, who was at the 18 at the time and with a clean criminal record, lived with his girlfriend.
The mother testified how she heard voices giving her satanic orders such as using a broomstick to carry out sexual acts with a relative and engage in other forms of physical abuse with her own daughter.
The case even brought in an exorcist, despite I’m saying that he did not find any signs of demonic activity at home. A court protection order was issued in favour of the victims, with all names banned from publication by court order.