The 19-year-old accused “lured” the victim to a disused house in Vosburg, where he raped her.
A NORTHERN Cape teenager was sentenced on Wednesday to 20 years’ direct imprisonment by the Carnarvon Regional Court for raping his seven-year-old half-sister.
The incident occurred on February 1, 2020 in Vosburg, where the 19-year-old accused went to the home of the victim and offered her money to accompany him to a local tavern.
The victim, who trusted her half-brother, accompanied him but he took her to an abandoned building instead, where he raped her.
After raping her, he took her back home and she reported the incident to her sister, who in turn informed the police.
The accused was arrested on February 2, 2020 and remained in custody until he was sentenced.
He was also declared unfit to possess a firearm and his name was recorded in the National Register for Sex Offenders.
The provincial head of the SAPS Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) units in the Northern Cape, Brigadier Nicky Mills, applauded the investigating officer, Sergeant Floris Fritz from the Carnarvon FCS unit, for the thorough investigation of the case.
“The sentence comes as we are commemorating Child Protection Week, where it is in our hands to stop the cycle of abuse, violence and exploitation of our children,” said Mills.