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Man sentenced to 25 years after raping woman in front of her son

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A Northern Cape man will spend 25 years behind bars for raping a 56-year-old woman.

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A NORTHERN Cape man will spend 25 years behind bars for raping a 56-year-old woman.

David Modise Morolong was sentenced in the Postmasburg Regional Court on Tuesday, May 10.

Police spokesperson Captain Olebogeng Tawana said Morolong was out on parole for a similar offence when he raped the 56-year-old woman.

Tawana said the incident occurred in Boichoko in Postmasburg on October 26, 2019, at about 8pm.

“The accused forcefully gained entry into the woman’s home while she was sleeping on the bed with her 13-year-old son

“He slapped the boy and instructed him to sleep on the floor while he continued to rape his mother in his presence.”

Tawana said that Morolong raped the woman three times during the night and later fled the scene.

“The matter was reported to the police on October 27, 2019 and the accused was traced and arrested shortly afterwards.”

He added that Morolong remained in police custody throughout the trial as the investigating officer, Sergeant Lionel Rooiland, successfully opposed bail.

“The trial was concluded and the accused was found guilty of the charges on April 7. On Tuesday, May 10 the accused was sentenced to 25 years’ imprisonment on three counts of rape.”

Tawana said that the Postmasburg Regional Court also declared Morolong unfit to possess a firearm. “It was ordered that his name be entered in the National Register for Sex Offenders.”

The acting deputy provincial head for crime detection, Brigadier Nicky Mills, welcomed the 25-year jail term that was handed down to Morolong and commended Sergeant Rooiland for his “meticulous investigation that led to the conviction”.

The investigating officer, Sergeant Lionel Rooiland. Picture: Supplied
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