Cameron McDermott, 32, was accused of 200 counts of predatory sexual assault, rape, sex abuse and unlawful surveillance against two women. He faced more than 25 years in prison
A New York trust fund kid has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after he filmed himself raping and sexually assaulting two unconscious women.
Cameron McDermott, 32, of Hempstead, Long Island, said to be a prep school student and trust fund heir, was accused of more than 200 counts of predatory sexual assault, rape, sex abuse and unlawful surveillance against two women.
He was sentenced to a decade behind bars on Friday and will register as a sex offender.
In court he cried as he apologized to his family and said he takes ‘responsibility for his actions’ at Manhattan Supreme Court.
‘I am ashamed to be standing here today. I want to apologize to all of those affected by my crimes. First and foremost, I want to apologize to the victims,’ McDermott said according to the New York Post.
‘I am truly and deeply sorry for what I did,’ he added.
On Friday in court McDermott, pictured above, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and told he will have to register as a sex offender
Wearing a white top, khaki pants, and white sneakers he listened as the judge announced his sentence above
He revealed a hard face in court and later shed tears when he apologized for his crimes saying: ‘I am truly and deeply sorry for what I did’
His parents Rich and Laura were in the room and were expressionless during the sentencing.
McDermott’s 10 year sentence is a part of a plea deal announced in February for pleading guilty.
Police said that between 2010 and 2013, McDermott had recorded himself drugging, raping and sexually assaulting two women at least 13 times at various apartments in Manhattan, including his Upper East Side and Murray Hill residences. He then saved the videos on his computers and meticulously labeled them according to the actions in the video.
The two women, who were said to have known McDermott well, were unconscious during the multiple incidents.
Among McDermott’s alleged actions were raping the two women, sodomizing one woman and inserting objects into the other woman’s vagina.
His parents Rick and Laura McDermott, pictured above, were present at the sentencing
The wealthy pair were pictured walking near Manhattan Supreme court, above
Neither woman was aware of what had been done to them until authorities discovered the videos that McDermott had made of himself engaging in the actions.
McDermott originally pleaded not guilty to the charges in June, but in February he took a plea deal and pleaded guilty to first degree rape and sexual abuse, the New York Post reported.
As part of the deal, McDermott will serve a concurrent 10-year and a seven-year prison sentence. He will also be forced to register as a sex offender.
In court in February, McDermott answered ‘yes’ when the judge asked him if he admitted to having had sex with a woman who was physically helpless and incapable of giving her consent.
The rape and sexual assault charges came after authorities raided McDermott’s house on January 19, after he allegedly performed a series of lewd public acts, police said.
Among the acts was allegedly walking up to a woman in the parking lot of Adelphi University and urinating on her leg, while he was wearing a black wig, black yoga pants and lipstick.
During the raid, police allegedly found videos of the sexual assaults as well as a hundreds of child pornography images, which were also said to have been carefully labeled according to the ages of the children and the forced sexual acts they were engaged in.
McDermott, who recently worked in medical device sales, was held without bail because it was determined that he was a flight risk.
McDermott’s father, Rick McDermott Jr., spent 25 years as the CEO of bond brokerage firm Chapdelaine & Co, which is now known as Chapdelaine Tullett Prebon, LLC. The family is said to have millions of dollars to their name.
As part of a plea deal on Friday, McDermott (pictured in June) pleaded guilty to first degree rape and sexual abuse. He will serve a 10-year and seven-year prison sentence concurrently
McDermott (pictured in June) will also need to register as a sex offender under the plea deal