2 Cape Town men jailed for raping children

2016-05-30 17:43

Cape Town – Two Atlantis men were jailed for separate cases of child rape, ahead of Child Protection Week, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Monday.

Atlantis, which lies about 40km north of Cape Town, had seen its fair share of brutal sex crimes against women and children over the years, said Western Cape NPA spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila.

He said the most recent sentences dished out by the Atlantis Regional Court involved a 9-year-old girl and 10-year-old boy.

The men were sentenced just before Child Protection Week kicked off around the country on Sunday.

On Thursday, Nigel Goedeman was sentenced to 20 years in jail for two counts of rape.

He lured a girl away from her friends with the promise of circus tickets for her family.

Ntabazalila said she went with Goedeman to a secluded area where he had threatened her with a knife when she wanted to return to her friends.

He forced her to the ground, raped her and threatened to kill her if she told anyone. She went home crying and told her mother, who reported it to police.

The girl identified her rapist in a photo identity parade.

Goedeman had a previous conviction for sexual assault in 2009. 

The court on Thursday found substantial and compelling evidence not to sentence him to life imprisonment, said Ntabazalila.

The same court also sentenced Lee-Mervin Tieling Philadelphia for raping a boy.

He received a 15-year sentence, of which five years were suspended with conditions.

"The accused and the minor were smoking dagga together, whereafter the accused had sexual intercourse with him. A member of the community heard of the incident and informed the mother of the little boy," said Ntabazalila.

The mother reported the incident to police.

Philadelphia apparently confessed that he was aware of the boy’s age and knew he was too young to give consent.

Anneke Snyman prosecuted both cases.

She said the sentences would give Atlantis residents confidence in the justice system.

It would also encourage complainants to come to court and testify, she said.


Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.