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Stepfather sentenced for beating toddler with electric cord

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A 30-year-old man was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by the Galeshewe Regional Court for abusing his two-year-old stepson.

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A 30-YEAR-old man was convicted and sentenced in the Galeshewe Regional Court for abusing his stepson.

The child is two-years-old.

Northern Cape police spokesperson Sergeant Molefi Shemane said the SA Police Service (SAPS) management welcomed the court’s decision.

Shemane explained that on May 22, 2022, the Galeshewe police received a complaint about child abuse.

“The Galeshewe SAPS received a complaint about a stepfather who abused his two-year-old toddler by hitting and whipping him with an electric cord all over the victim’s body for a certain period of time,” Shemane said.

“The victim was taken to the doctor and the medical examination confirmed the serious injuries the victim had sustained. The accused was subsequently arrested.”

The court sentenced the stepfather to 10 years imprisonment.

The provincial commissioner, Lieutenant-General Koliswa Otola, lauded the investigating officer from the Galeshewe Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) unit, Sergeant Oageng Moilwa, for his “thorough investigation” in the matter.

Otola also reminded those wanting to commit acts of gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) that they would be held accountable.

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