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Christmas Day child rapist gets life term

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“The man was found guilty by the Postmasburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday and was sentenced to life imprisonment.”

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A 27-YEAR-old man has been found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment for the rape of a six-year-old girl in Postmasbug.

Police spokesperson Captain Sergio Kock said yesterday that the sentence was welcomed by the SAPS in the Northern Cape.

“The man was found guilty by the Postmasburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday and was sentenced to life imprisonment.”

The incident happened on Christmas Day in 2018 at around 1am.

“The accused, who is the uncle of the victim and was visiting the family for the festive season, snatched the girl from the shanty where she was sleeping with her siblings. He took her to a veld, where he threatened and raped her.

“The parents of the girl woke up and realised the girl was missing and started searching for her and the uncle. The victim was found not far from the house and she assisted in pointing out where the accused was hiding. The accused was immediately arrested and stayed in custody up until his sentencing,” Kock said.

“The provincial head in the Northern Cape for Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS), Brigadier Nicky Mills, lauded the investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Lionel Rooiland, attached to the Postmasburg FCS unit, for a job well done.”