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NC father sentenced to life in jail for raping young daughter

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A Northern Cape father was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Port Nolloth Magistrate’s Court for raping his daughter.

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A NORTHERN Cape father was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Port Nolloth Magistrate’s Court for raping his daughter.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Sergio Kock said the father had raped his daughter over a period of time, starting when she was nine.

“On April 3, 2020, the police received a complaint of a 14-year-old girl that alleged that she was raped and sexually assaulted from the age of nine by her biological father. The accused was arrested on April 4, 2020. The police opposed bail and he remained in custody for the duration of the trial,” said Kock.

“The accused was sentenced on April 8, 2022.”

Kock added that the accused was handed a further 10-year sentence for sexual assault.

“The father received a life sentence for rape and a further 10 years direct imprisonment for sexual assault. The accused was further declared unfit to possess a firearm and his name will be recorded in the National Register for Sex Offenders.”

Kock said the investigating officer was commended for the investigation and outcome of the matter.

“The provincial head for Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) units, Brigadier Nicky Mills, thanked Detective Constable Fransisca Louw from the Port Nolloth FCS for the tireless effort and sleepless nights that ensured that no impunity is granted to the perpetrator of this heinous crime,” Kock said.

Detective Constable Fransisca Louw. Picture: Supplied

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