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NC man gets 20 years for raping boy

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A 21-year-old Northern Cape man has been sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment by the Petrusville Regional Court for the rape of an 11-year-old boy.

File image. Picture: Jacques Naude/African News Agency(ANA)

A 21-YEAR-old Northern Cape man has been sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment by the Petrusville Regional Court for the rape of an 11-year-old boy.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Dimakatso Mooi said the incident occurred on July 30, 2017.

“On the day of the incident, the child was playing in a field with his friends. The suspect was not known at the time of the incident. The suspect was eventually arrested in January 2019 through the dedication and commitment of Sergeant Serati of the De Aar Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences unit. 

“The suspect was positively identified through a photo identification parade. Bail was successfully opposed and the suspect was kept in custody until he was convicted by the Petrusville Regional Court on June 30, 2020,” said Mooi.

She added that the investigating officer was commended for his meticulous investigation which led to the conviction of the perpetrator.