An 18-year-old accused was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for raping a 10-year-old girl in Deben in November last year.
AN 18-YEAR-old accused, Alex Kgakatsi, was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for raping a 10-year-old girl in Deben in November last year.
Northern Cape police spokesperson Captain Sergio Kock said the girl and her friends were accosted by a man near the dumping site in Deben on November 1, 2020, at about 3.30pm.
“The girl’s friends managed to escape, however, the accused forcefully took the victim deeper into the site and raped her,” said Kock.
“Her friends later came to her rescue and Kgakatsi fled the scene. The police arrested the accused.”
Kock added that Kgakatsi was found guilty by the Kathu Regional Court and sentenced on Monday, December 6.
The provincial head of the SAPS Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) unit, Brigadier Nicky Mills, applauded the investigating officer, Detective Constable Phako Bele of the Kathu FCS, for a “job well done”.
“We will robustly continue in our mandate to ensure that women and children remain one of our priorities in the SAPS. Especially as we are commemorating the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children,” said Mills.