Man sentenced to life for raping daughter

2016-04-28 06:00

A 63-YEAR-OLD man from Amandawe near Scottburgh was given life imprisonment in the Scottburgh Regional court last week for the rape of his seven-year-old daughter.

The incident came to light when the complainant’s aunt noticed that the child was sitting awkwardly at the supper table.

The aunt questioned the girl about why she was sitting in that way but she responded saying “it was nothing”. The aunt then checked the child’s private parts and found that she was sore and hurt.

The girl eventually told her aunt she had been raped by her father. She did not live with him but said she was raped almost every time she stayed over at his house.

Regional court prosecutor, Akhile Gcume led the evidence of the complainant, her aunt, her grandmother and a doctor. The doctor testified that his findings were consistent with vaginal penetration.

“Even though the accused denied the allegations, he was convicted of rape on numerous occasions. The court agreed with Gcume that there were no substantial and compelling circumstances justifying a lesser sentence than life imprisonment,” said National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson, Natasha Kara.
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