Convicted rapist suspected of sneaking around nightclubs spiking women’s drinks is deported
A convicted rapist suspected of roaming nightclubs and pubs to spike women’s drinks is said to have been deported from Ireland two weeks after serving his seven-year sentence.
The Sunday World revealed last month how former Sligo resident Clement Limen left Midlands Prison two days early but was re-arrested by the Garda National Immigration Bureau.
According to sources, he spent the following two weeks in Cloverhill prison before being deported.
To which country the Cameroonian was probably sent cannot be officially confirmed.
A Justice Department spokesman previously said they would not comment on individual cases.
The 50-year-old was jailed in 2017 after he lured two women to his apartment for a party and then raped them both.
Both women recall Limen giving them a drink that one described as “fun” and the other as “strong,” and they also shared a joint with him.
Each of them described not remembering anything beyond a certain point until they woke up.
Following his conviction in 2017, Limen had become notorious in Sligo over fears of having spiked women’s drinks.
Gardai were aware of the suspicions but could not do anything until they had evidence he was drugging women, sources said.
Several pubs and clubs in the city had blocked him at the same time because of “suspicious incidents”.
Limen had lived in Sligo for the last seven years and had also become known for his over the top dress sense and larger than life personality.
He was known by several aliases and told women in nightclubs that he was a rich American millionaire. On the night of the rapes, Limen told people his name was “Obama.”
Limen was described in court as a university graduate from Cameroon and had no criminal record.
The trial judge said the crime was compounded by the “trauma and agony” it caused the victims and there was no basis for a stay of any part of the sentence.
Limen’s failed appeal of the conviction went all the way to the Supreme Court.
At his trial before the Central Criminal Court in 2017, a woman told the court in her victim statement how her life had changed dramatically since the night she was raped.
“I was once carefree and fun-loving. I became introverted and plagued by anxiety. I regularly wake up with a jolt and think he’s over me.”
The second woman said she was still coming to terms with the incident that devastated the last three years of her life.
She told Limen: “Unless you stand in my shoes, it’s impossible to underestimate what was done to me.
“He carried my listless body into a bedroom where he abused and raped me.”
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