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Double rapist who was held down and tattooed with swastika sentenced to 12-years

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Dublin's Central Criminal Court Photo by: Google Images

An Indian IT specialist, convicted of the rape of two women, was sentenced to 12-years in prison at the Central Criminal Court in Dublinon Tuesday.

Kapil Garg (35) had been previously jailed in the U.S. for attacking another woman, according to an Irish Times report.

The court heard that Garg was a "well-educated and well-travelled cosmopolitan man of the world," with a MA in computer science from a California college.

On July 2, 2011, Garg met his two victims outside a nightclub at around 3am and invited them back to his apartment in Whitefriar Place in Dublin 8, on the understanding he would give them ecstasy.

Instead he gave his victims anti-depressant tablets, which had sedative properties, before raping them. Police discovered the tablets at his home after the women escaped and reported the attack. He has been in custody since the incident in July 2011.

Garg had pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to the offences, but was convicted following a seven-day trial last October.

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Garda John Paul Holland told the court Garg had been previously convicted in the US over a 2004 incident when he broke into a woman's hotel room, and got into bed with her before being chased away.

The jury heard the victims were offered €20,000 from his family as a token of compensation. They said they would regret their decision to go to a stranger's home for the rest of their lives.

“My life has changed forever because of him and he has no remorse” said one of the victims, “I fear even with this conviction, he has not learned his lesson.”

According to the Evening Herald, the computer technician was attacked several times in Cloverhill Prison in Dublin.

In August of 2011, he was held down by two inmates while they tattooed a Nazi swastika on his leg, a previous court hearing heard.

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