Man sentenced to life for rapes

2015-08-13 06:00

A 53-YEAR-OLD man was sentenced to life imprisonment in the Scottburgh Regional court on Tuesday after being convicted of three counts of rape.

The incidents occurred in 2011 in Hibberdene when the complainant was 10 years old.

The victim and her sister were orphans living with their aunt who was dating the accused at the time.

The rapes happened on three different occasions where the accused called the girl into his room and raped her.

He then threatened to kill her if she told anyone.

The complainant reported the incidents to her aunt who did not believe her.

Eventually a virginity test was conducted and when the aunt was told that the girl was no longer a virgin, she believed her niece and the accused was arrested.

The matter was prosecuted by regional court prosecutor, Akhile Gcume, who led the evidence of a district surgeon as well as the testimonies of the complainant and her sister.

The three counts of rape were taken as one for the purpose of sentencing and the accused as sentenced to life imprisonment.

The National Prosecuting Authority welcomed the sentence. - Supplied

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