Justice at last.
Man Jailed After Stepdaughter Reveals Childhood Rape In College Essay
A Brooklyn man is headed to jail for 18 years after his stepdaughter revealed he raped her in a college essay she penned with the intention of describing how she became the woman she is today.
Via NY Post reports:
A Brooklyn man was sentenced Monday to 18 years behind bars for raping his 8-year-old stepdaughter — who kept the sickening sex attack a secret until revealing it in a college-application essay nearly a decade later.
Albert Tarrats, 62, remained mum throughout his sentencing in Brooklyn Supreme Court, but prosecutor Anna Krutaya read a statement from his victim, who wrote that she’s still haunted by his monstrous crimes. In the letter, she urged that Tarrats get a maximum, 25-year sentence.
“I will suffer from this memory for the rest of my life, and he will continue to feel no remorse, as well as deny it,” she wrote.
Krutaya said the brave young woman had undergone a “tremendously humiliating ordeal” and blasted Tarrats, saying he “has never accepted responsibility for his crime.”
Last month, a jury convicted Tarrats of rape, sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child for forcing himself on the victim in the bedroom of her Brooklyn home in 2003.
The woman — who had relocated to Florida when her mother left Tarrats — never told anyone about the abuse until penning her fateful application to a Christian college while a high school junior.
“My mom got married . . . Toward the end of their marriage he began to rape me,” she wrote.
The mother called cops after reading the essay, leading to Tarrats’ arrest in 2012.
Tarrats had faced up to 25 years in the slammer, but caught a break from Supreme Court Justice Dineen Riviezzo, who noted that he didn’t have any prior convictions.
Defense lawyer Ernest Hammer said Tarrats “denies he committed the crime he has been convicted of in this case.”
He’s 62 now, will he even make it out alive? Seems doubtful. Guess he should have thought about that when he was forcing himself on a child. SMH.