Atilon Campbell and Marlon Chance received the sentences for having  entered the apartment of two female American medical students during the night of March 2017, armed with guns and knives, and stole items, including laptops, demanded oral sex, and locked the women in a room before leaving.

The youngsters were part of a four-member group, all masked, who had launched the attack.

Atilon Campbell was sentenced to 17 years in prison on each of two counts of aggravated burglars, 15 years each on two counts of possession of a firearm to aid in the commission of an offence, and 18 months on each of two counts of indecent assault. The sentences will run concurrently.

Marlon Chance was sentenced to 16 years on each of two counts of aggravated burglary, 15 years on each of two counts of possession of firearm to aid in the commission of an offence, and 18 months on each of two counts of indecent assault.  Those sentences will also run concurrently.

Campbell had spent two months on remand while Chance spent 69 days which will be deducted from their sentences on the aggravated burglary charges.

Justice Brian Cottle handed down the penalties.

A nine-member jury had found both men guilty of the charges during a sitting of the Criminal Assizes, but sentencing was adjourned.

Campbell was 17 at the time of the incident, and had two previous convictions for criminal assault involving females.

Chance was 23, and had no previous convictions.

The victims were both 27, and were students of the St. James School of Medicine here.

Reading from a victim impact statement, Justice Cottle said the students had since discontinued their medical training. They were also victims of previous attacks and criminal assaults, and their minds could be forever tarnished by these events.

Chance was represented by attorney Jomo Thomas, while Campbell was unrepresented.

Justice Cottle followed the sentencing guidelines and did the calculations to arrive at the penalties.

Aggravated burglary carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.

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