Rapist receives life sentence

2017-04-26 06:01

A Bloemfontein man, Jacobus Richard Plaatjies (29), has received a life sentence for raping a mentally disturbed woman in 2014.

The Bloemfontein Regional Court sentenced the accused recently after finding him guilty of rape. He was also declared unfit to possess a firearm. The victim was raped during Christmas Eve in 2014 at a house in Peter Swartz, Bloemfontein.

Sgt Sinah Mpakane, Free State police spokesperson, said the victim’s mother noticed some blood stains on the victim’s dress and found out her daughter had been raped.

Mpakane said the victim identified the accused, who was then arrested.

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