Man convicted of raping two friends in Dublin
on 25/10/2012 14:06:38
Kapil Garg is originally from India but had been renting a room in a house in Whitefriar Place, Dublin 8, at the time.
The 34-year-old has been remanded in custody since the girls first made the allegations in July 2011.
He had pleaded not guilty the Central Criminal Court to raping and sexually assaulting the first woman and also denied charges of raping the second woman at his home on July 2, 2011.
The majority jury verdicts came after four-and-a-half-hours of deliberations.
During the trial, Mr Garg was described as a "well-educated, well-travelled, cosmopolitan man of the world" who had earned a masters degree in computing in California.
The court heard he met the two friends at 3am outside a nightclub and went back to his house in Dublin on the understanding that he would give them ecstasy.
It is believed that he actually gave them an anti-depressant and then raped the women when they fell asleep.
One of the women said she woke up during the ordeal, roused her friend and they made their escape.
Mr Garg claimed that the sex was consensual.
The judge has ordered Garg be declared as a sex offender. He now in custody awaiting sentence this December.