The jury of a Manhattan Supreme Court found the son of a prominent lawyer guilty Friday of sexually assaulting a young woman as she slept, as reported by NY Daily News.
According to court records, George Fay, 23, broke down in tears after the jury finished their deliberation, which took just three hours, finding him guilty on three counts of rape, sex abuse and committing a criminal sexual act while the victim was “physically unable” of giving consent.
The charges stem from an incident in July, 2016, in which Fay snuck into an unnamed 20-year-old’s bed after she went to the apartment with a friend and fell asleep. That’s when he raped her. The assault came after a night of heavy drinking by Fay, with the perpetrator scouring the Internet for escorts, as previously reported by CrimeOnline.
The victim took to the stand and testified that she thought she was “dreaming” as Fay repeatedly violated her in several terrifying ways.
“My eyes weren’t open so I just didn’t understand what was happening,” she told the jury.
Fay is the son of Virgin Islands-based attorney Michael Fay, a lawyer of some note who was actually given honorary status as a British citizen by the Queen of England in 2013, adding a further wrinkle to this horrific case.
Fay faces up to 25 years in prison for each of the higher counts. He will face a sentencing hearing in the near future. As of this writing, there has been no call from Fay’s legal team for an appeal to the verdict.
[Featured image: Facebook/George Fay]