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Free State teen jailed for rape

2011-12-08 16:17

Bloemfontein - A youth was jailed for 12 years by the Ficksburg High Court on Wednesday for raping four girls and a 2-year-old baby left in his care, Free State police said.

Seabata Khewu, 19, raped the girls on the night of November 7 while looking after them, said Captain Phumelele Dhlamini

The victims were between 2 and 9 years. Their parents had asked Khwewu to stay with them while they visited neighbours to watch television.

"He locked the kids into the bedroom and raped them," Dhlamini said.

He was arrested the next day when one of the children told her mother about the rapes.