Hundreds arrested for sexual-related offences

2015-08-12 06:00

FAMILY Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences units in KwaZulu-Natal have reason to celebrate this Women’s Month, especially following the results they achieved during their investigation of various sexual-related offences in KZN last month.

Detectives from FCS units have been working tirelessly to ensure that those who perpetrate crimes against our women and children are brought to book.

From 1 July to 31 July, detec-tives arrested 329 suspects for sexual-related offences, including kidnapping, assault, domestic violence, sexual assault, attempted murder, contravening of protection orders, abduction and rape cases in the province.

During the same period 54 suspects were convicted by various­ courts in KZN after they were found guilty of sexual offences. Six life sentences and a total of 556 years’ imprisonment were handed down by courts during the past month.

Management at the FCS Units welcomed the maximum sentences that were handed down in most cases and appreciated the fact that justice was delivered to the victims of these crimes. - Supplied

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