Dad to be sentenced for raping, killing baby

2013-09-30 08:21
Adriaan Netto (File, Sapa)

Adriaan Netto (File, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - A man found guilty of raping, assaulting, and causing the death of his 10-month-old baby girl is expected to be sentenced in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Adriaan Netto and his partner were found guilty of the culpable homicide, rape, and abuse of their baby on 18 September.

The woman, who may not be named to protect the identities of their other children, cried while Judge Majeke Mabesele delivered his verdict.

A court judgement was supposed to be handed down on 12 September, but Netto went on the run. He was re-arrested in Krugersdorp four days later.

According to a post mortem the toddler had been significantly underweight and had numerous injuries.

She had fractured ribs, abrasions on her vagina and face, bruising on her abdomen, and a lacerated lung filled with blood. Her liver was injured and her anus had been penetrated repeatedly.

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