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City man gets 20 years in jail for rape

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Solomon Booysen, 30, was sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment by the Galeshewe Magistrate’s Court for raping a 24-year-old woman.

A 30-YEAR-old man, Solomon Booysen, was sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment by the Galeshewe Magistrate’s Court for raping a 24-year-old woman.

Police spokesperson Captain Sergio Kock said the incident occurred after the victim and the suspect were walking home together.

“On July 25, 2014, at 3am, the female victim and Booysen were walking, when he overpowered her and dragged her into a veld in Donkerhoek. He threatened her with a panga and raped her. The accused was known to the victim and was arrested three days later,” said Kock.

He added that Booysen was sentenced on December 14, 2021.

“Booysen was found guilty and sentenced to 20 years’ direct imprisonment and declared unfit to possess a firearm.”

Kock said the investigating officer was commended for her work on the case.

“The commander of the Galeshewe Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences unit, Lieutenant-Colonel Marli Strydom, applauded the investigating officer, Warrant Officer Aretha Claasen, for her meticulous investigation that resulted in the outstanding conviction.”

Picture: Warrant Officer Aretha Claasen.
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