The accused was found guilty of raping the boys who were 10, 11 and 15 years old at the time of the offence.
A MAN who was convicted of raping three young boys, was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in the Upington Regional Court on Friday, July 2.
The accused Charl Watt, 24, was found guilty of raping the boys who were 10, 11 and 15 years old at the time of the offence.
Police spokesperson, Captain Olebogeng Tawana said the accused lured the boys by offering them money to buy food during November 2019.
“The victims met the accused in the Pofadder central business district, where he asked them to follow him and promised to give them R20 to buy food. He took them to a nearby bush at Skerpioendraai in Pofadder where he raped them. One of the victims managed to break free to seek help.”
He said the investigating officer Sergeant John Nortje immediately launched a manhunt, whereupon one of the boys positively identified the accused.
“The accused was arrested and denied bail. He was remanded in custody until he was convicted and sentenced on Friday.”
The acting provincial commissioner, Major-General Joey Kers commended Nortje for the meticulous investigation.