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Rapist suspected of prowling nightclubs to spike victims’ drinks released after seven years

The Cameroon native was jailed in 2017 after he lured two women back to his Sligo flat and then raped them both

RELEASED: But Clement Limen faces the boot from Ireland

Eamon DillonSunday World

A convicted rapist suspected of prowling nightclubs and pubs to spike his victims’ drinks has been released from prison after serving seven years for raping two women.

Former Sligo resident Clement Limen left the Midlands Prison two days early, but went straight into the hands of waiting officers from the Garda National Immigration Bureau, according to sources.

The flamboyant Cameroon native is likely subject of a deportation order, but it cannot be confirmed if he has yet been put on a flight out of the country.

The 50-year-old was jailed in 2017 after he lured two women back to his flat in June 2014 and then raped them both.

The Sunday World previously revealed how Limen had been living in Sligo for the previous seven years, where he became known for his over-the-top dress sense and larger-than-life personality.

But even before his conviction, Limen became notorious in the area because of concerns he was spiking women’s drinks.

A number of pubs and clubs in the city had barred him for “suspicious incidents”.

Limen was known by a number of aliases and would tell women in nightclubs that he was a rich American millionaire.

On the night of the rapes, Limen was telling people his name was “Obama”.

At his Central Criminal Court trial, one woman detailed in her victim impact statement how her life has changed dramatically since that night.

“I was once carefree and fun-loving. I became introverted and racked with anxiety. I regularly wake with a jolt, thinking he is standing over me.”

She said she sometimes gets up in the night to check doors and windows are locked.

“If he had pleaded guilty and apologised, I could have forgiven him. But he taunted us at every opportunity, he showed no remorse, was arrogant, and told nauseating lies,” she said.

The second woman said she was still coming to terms with the incident that destroyed the previous three years of her life.

She told Limen: “It is impossible to underestimate what has been done to me unless you’re standing in my shoes. He carried my listless body into a bedroom where he violated and raped me.

“I am fearful this statement will not do justice to the pain and humiliation I suffered and I’m scared of that failure.”

The women said the last thing they remembered on the night of the rapes was sipping on the drink Limen gave them before everything went blank.

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