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Northern Cape father sentenced for attempted rape of daughter

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The father threatened to sexually abuse his daughter on numerous occasions during February 2019 at their home.

A 42-YEAR-OLD man was sentenced to eight years imprisonment in the Carnarvon Regional Court on 11 August for the attempted rape of his biological daughter.

The incident occurred on 22 February 2019 at their home in Carnarvon.

The father threatened to sexually abuse his daughter on numerous occasions during February 2019 at their home.

He also threatened her to keep it secret and not to inform anyone.

On the evening of 22 February 2019, the victim made a bed on the floor while her brother slept on the bed.

Constable Leevirne Raaf. Picture: Supplied

While sleeping, her father again attempted to rape her but the victim’s brother intervened.

He went to report the incident at the police station and the accused was arrested on the same evening.

The accused remained in custody until his sentencing on 11 August 2021 for the attempted rape.

The name of the accused will be recorded in the National Sexual Offences Register.

Provincial Head of the FSC units in the Northern Cape, Brigadier Nicky Mills welcomed the sentence handed down.

Mills applauded the investigating officer, Constable Leevirne Raaf of the Carnarvon FCS unit for the meticulous investigation of the case.

Mills also thanked the Prosecutor for his contribution in securing the judgement.

He pleaded with the community to report and reject abusers-act and not look away.

“Do not protect abusers, report them,” warned Mills.

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