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Free State man gets life for raping 7-year-old girl

By Faeza
04 May 2016

A 25-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison for raping a 7-year-old girl, Free State police said on Wednesday.

Thabang Ditabe was handed down the life sentence for rape in the Ladybrand Regional Court last week Monday, said Captain Phumelelo Dhlamini.

Dhlamini said the man raped the girl on February 11, 2015.

"[He] saw children playing inside a yard opposite where he stays, and then he called the 7-year-old girl, put her on his lap and told her a story.

"While the child was listening to him, he put his finger inside her vagina several times until the child jumped off and ran away. The victim told her 10-year-old sister about her ordeal," he said.

The following day, Ditabe was arrested by police.

Source: News24