Father receives life sentence for raping daughter

2016-11-17 06:01

A 43-YEAR-OLD Boboyi father appeared in the Port Shepstone Regional Court recently for repeatedly raping his 13-year-old daughter during 2014.

He was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment and was declared unfit to possess a firearm by the court.

The case was investigated by Detective Sergeant Beautus Cele of the Port Shepstone Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences unit (FCS).

“She was too terrified to do anything because the man, who was supposed to care for her and protect her, had repeatedly violated her and threatened to kill her if she told anyone of his reprehensible behaviour,” said police spokesperson Captain Vincent Pandarum.

“She eventually built up enough courage and confided in her best friend and a close relative that from 1 February, 2014 until 1 June, 2014, her father had repeatedly raped her,” he added.

The matter was reported to the Port Shepstone SAPS for investigation and the father was immediately arrested and detained on a charge of rape.

He appeared in the Port Shepstone Magistrates Court and the case was escalated­ to the Regional Court for trial and the subsequent conviction and sentencing.

- Supplied.

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