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Ten years for rape accused

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The accused was found guilty and sentenced in the Kimberley Regional Court to 10 years direct imprisonment for rape and was also declared unfit to possess a firearm.

THE SAPS in the Northern Cape welcomes the 10-year sentence that was recently handed down to a 26-year-old accused for rape in Kimberley.

The incident dates back to December 30 2021 the 21-year-old female victim went to sleep in her home in Homelite, Kimberley.

She woke up the next morning and discovered her neighbour, who was naked, in her bed.

The neighbour was subsequently arrested.

The accused was found guilty and sentenced in the Kimberley Regional Court to 10 years direct imprisonment for rape and was also declared unfit to possess a firearm.

Detective Warrant Officer Conrad de Jongh. Picture supplied

Detective Warrant Officer Conrad de Jongh, of the Galeshewe SAPS Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences unit, conducted the investigation.

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