An Eastern Cape woman has been sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment for raping a 13-year-old boy.
CAPE TOWN, June 15 (ANA) – An Eastern Cape woman has been sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment for raping a 13-year-old boy.
In a statement, provincial spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Anelisa Ngcakani said the woman, 29, from Gqeberha, was sentenced in the Port Elizabeth Regional Court on Monday.
According to Ngcakani, the woman pleaded guilty to the charge of rape on March 25, 2021, as she did not dispute the allegation brought against her.
The woman told the court she was too drunk to remember what had happened on the day in question.
Details of the case revealed that on June 4, 2020, the 13-year-old victim and his friend had accompanied the woman to a relative who also resided within the Gqeberha area.
The boys are not related to the woman but they know each other, the court heard.
It was stated the boys had stayed over at the residence of the woman’s relative for the night and the accused slept in between the boys.
The court heard that the woman started playing with the 13-year-old victim’s private parts while he was asleep.
It was stated the boy tried stopping the woman from touching him by removing her hand from his genitals; however, it was during this time that she instead inserted the boy’s penis into her and had sex with him.
The day after the incident, the boy disclosed what had happened to a friend, who advised him to report the incident to his parents.
The prosecuting team, Mxolisi Bebula and Denise Prince, were lauded for the successful conviction of this case.
The NPA welcomed the sentencing.
– African News Agency (ANA)