WITH prison in his rear-view mirror, serial-rapist Shaguye Colbert is stepping foot back into society after admitting that he violently raped a woman not once – but THREE TIMES – and the scoundrel is making his way out of prison as soon as today.
Instead, the 44-year-old sex pest pleaded guilty to simple assault and received a mere two-year stint of NON-REPORTING probation for the triple rape against the same person between 2016 and 2018.
According to sources close to the situation, Colbert did not post 10 percent of $300,000 bail set in late July. Delaware County Court of Common Pleas Judge George Pagano ordered the rapist released immediately after prosecutors said that the victim did not wish to testify and was ‘satisfied’ with the plea but asked the rapist not to contact her again.
“The judge’s hands were tied. I’m sure he wasn’t thrilled with downgrading rape charges to simple assault,” a bystander told us. “He didn’t look happy, but he must abide by what charges the prosecutors bring, and in this case the charge went from three counts of rape to one count of simple assault.”
The sex scoundrel agreed with the affidavit of probable cause – which lists three separate rapes in two years – was true and he pleaded guilty without objection.
“It’s unbelievable to me that he could get away with this,” Shannon Thomas of Haverford fumed. “I don’t know how prosecutors let this slip through the cracks.”
“I don’t think I have enough words in my vocabulary to describe how evil Shaguye is,” she continued. “In Delaware County, serial rapists aren’t born, they’re made. They’re given break after break, release after release, and after enough lives are ruined, then, if we’re lucky, the offender gets sent to do some time. It’s never ending.“
Upper Darby Police Chief Michael Chitwood previously said the victim felt fearful before finally admitting the alleged forced acts committed against her by Colbert and that it was not a consensual sexual relationship between them.
“He’s dangerous and I don’t want anyone (from the public) stopping this guy,” Chitwood told The Delaware County Daily Times.
Katayoun Copeland, a Republican appointed last year, was voted out of office earlier this month – losing the election to Jack Stollsteimer, the first Democrat ever elected district attorney in Delaware County’s history.