Tebogo Msimanga |
The Ventersdorp Magistrates’ Court sentenced a 28-year-old rapist to 25 years in prison. The accused’ sentencing came after he raped a 14-year-old victim in the early hours of Thursday morning, 1 April 2021. The accused was caught by the victim’s aunt, raping the teenager inside a toilet in Appeldraai Village, close to Ventersdorp.
North West Police spokesperson Colonel Adele Myburgh said the incident was reported to the police, who managed to locate and arrest the convict five days later.
Myburg added that due to excellent investigations by Constable Nataniel Lephoi of the Potchefstroom Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit, the accused was found guilty of two counts of rape and was also declared unfit to possess a firearm.
Meanwhile, North West Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Sello Kwena commended the Investigating Officer, prosecution and other role players for a job done well.