News24

Girl tells of horrific rape

2012-05-16 10:47

Cape Town - A young girl started crying in the Western Cape High Court as she recalled how she was brutally raped and left for dead by a man in Darling.

The Daily Voice reported that the horrific rape and assault left her paralysed in her right arm as well as both her legs. She also has speech difficulties.

She was only 9 when she was attacked in October 2010.

She told the court via a video link-up how Stephen “Foxy” Isaacs had dragged her into the bushes after promising to buy her sweets.

She began crying as she told how Isaacs undressed her and asked her to perform oral sex.

When she refused, he assaulted her and choked her, and then raped her.

She passed out and later came to in the veld. 

Although Isaacs pleaded not guilty, the girl pointed him out in court saying, “Is hy. (it’s him)”
 

Comments
  • Gareth - 2012-05-16 10:58

    I hope he F*(^)+ burns in Hell and gets raped down there every day... Then he will know what it feels like.

      Peter-Peter - 2012-05-16 11:10

      lol, Little Nicky...with pineapples, nogaal!

      Squeegee - 2012-05-16 11:18

      How many of these monsters are there in SA? Every day we read of more.

      TheyTookMyNickLaZynEko - 2012-05-16 12:05

      these 'monsters' are a global problem. A human problem.

      Arthur - 2012-05-16 12:47

      Couldn't agree more, we should purge the entire planet of all rapist scumbag b****rds.

      cindy.brookman - 2012-05-21 15:25

      THEY SHOULD CUT IT OFF WITH A BLUNT KNIFE AT LET HIM BLEED TO DEATH

  • Ashley - 2012-05-16 11:01

    The bastard, I will kill him myself. Let him rot in jail for years, and possibly in Pollsmoor where they dont have any problem raping child rapists. Daily even hourly rapes for this animal. Burn in hell you bastard!!!

      charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2012-05-16 12:04

      I wish the government will pass the law of flogging these rapist in public and I would love to be the first woman to whack these bastards. What kind of man would tolerate this is beyond me. I thank you for your comment.

      Merven - 2012-05-16 13:41

      There must be a special hell for child rapists.

  • Kala - 2012-05-16 11:03

    The only words I can use to discribe people like Isaacs can't be published here. People like him need to be put into old mine shafts along with others of his kind and let them rape and murder each other.

  • Olivia - 2012-05-16 11:06

    Heart-wrenching. Just hand him over for mob justice that's what I say. An eye for an eye.

  • Deana - 2012-05-16 11:21

    It sicken's me! The girl is still a baby, for crying out loud! May Isaac burn in hell- if the devil will take him. F@cking, sick piece of filth. He's not worthy to be called a \man\. He's a monster!

      Merven - 2012-05-16 14:19

      'The girl is still a baby' The scary thing is, if she was living in the East she'd probably been married and had children already.

      Tinky - 2012-05-17 07:51

      @Merven - girls of 9 years of age haven't reached puberty yet, and therefore are incapable of having children, other than your obvious lack of knowledge concerning the female of the species, I couldn't figure out what your point was?

      Merven - 2012-05-17 08:38

      My point is: in the East girls are forced to get married at as young as 9 years and even younger. Women got no rights there and yet you never hear the world complain about it. Also, other than your obvious lack of knowledge concerning the female of the species, get your facts straight, not everyone reach puberty at the same age: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_youngest_birth_mothers http://youngest_mother.tripod.com/ Point of interest: the world's youngest mom was 5!

  • Fredster - 2012-05-16 11:24

    WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT THIS MR PRESIDENT?

      Bless Boswell - 2012-05-16 11:33

      Don't waste your breath. He's doing nothing at all, except having a very good time at the expense of all south Africans. I would love to know whether the incidence of rape and murder has increased (or decreased) since Zuma took office. Our government is a joke. Jails are full do they let some of the prisoners go - this makes a mockery of SA's attempts to bring crime under control. This pathetic clown must not serve a second term.

      Merven - 2012-05-16 14:17

      He had a rape case against himself, why would he want to do anything against his brothers in crime.

      Chrissie - 2012-05-16 18:11

      I agree, the government doesn't worry about those being raped, hell no they are to busy living their lives in luxury, why can't they bring back punishment that actually WORKS for something like that?? In other countries you get death sentence for it, is SA maybe a few months as the jails are overbooked, solution to that, just set some free problem solved..... that's why there's no law and order anymore they know they will go free somehow..... it's a loosing battle.....

      Schmee - 2012-05-17 08:28

      Oh yes he is doing something, he is releasing more of them onto our streets.

      Richard - 2012-05-18 09:08

      Mr President is not doing anything about it coz he is to busy re-naming his house in Durban.

  • Hester - 2012-05-16 11:24

    Bring back the death penalty for murder and rape!!!!

      Merven - 2012-05-16 13:42

      I see there are 3 pro rapists on this forum.

      Edmund - 2012-05-16 14:27

      @Merven, probably officials who know what it is like to have a rape charge against them, scary stuff!

  • noeline.degee - 2012-05-16 11:26

    How sick, sadistic and twisted are you to rape a child? Or babies? Rapists don't deserve to live. Or if they do live, that they be tortured and castrated and raped too. They disgust me and sicken me to the core. This girl is damaged for life because this brute couldn't control himself. Sies!

      Chrissie - 2012-05-16 18:16

      It's sickening to the stomach to think they walk around free..... I know of a girl who got raped by 3 men, they never caught them and all the police could ask was: did they take anything?? Do you want to lay a charge??? WHAT IS THAT?? This girl was only 14 years old and it happened in her home after school. Now that's a question I would like answered.... WHY and to rape a child of 9????? COME ON YOU ARE BARBARIC AND ANIMALS!!!Bring back the death penalty for this DAMNNNNNN

  • Steve - 2012-05-16 11:27

    This is not acceptable Its time to name and shame these lads and really make a difference . We need a forum to discuss ,debate ,name and shame as it happens . Hopefully every jounalist will put their weight behind this below initiative : a page below to start with https://www.facebook.com/pages/Raped-in-south-africa/428709607141314 twitter to follow

  • Jan-Paul - 2012-05-16 11:28

    Hang all Rapists when found Guilty. That is the only way to rectify the problem.

      Vivian - 2012-05-16 11:48

      Agree, It used to be like that

      Merven - 2012-05-16 14:16

      Yes but now 'Human Rights' keep the filth safe while the victims suffer.

      Phillipvdb - 2012-05-17 11:38

      bring back the death penalty and there will be less voters for the ruling party. I think that's the only reason why we no longer have the death penalty. What's the point of human rights. the people that rape and murder aren't human, they shouldn't have rights. only rights they should have is the right to go straight to the gas chamber and the right to be removed from this world and the right to burn in hell for all of eternity.

      rica.coetzee - 2012-05-17 19:19

      This new S.A. is corrupt everywhere , they will not ever bring that back again. !

  • Namib - 2012-05-16 11:29

    In drafting the Protection of Information Bill, sentences for journalists, whistleblowers and members of the public who dare to expose corruption, fraud, murder, etc., were notably top of the agenda for those who have much to hide. Now it emerges that no sentences were stipulated for sexual offenders which leaves the most vulnerable victims of these horrendous crimes open to further abuse by these genius law drafters, to enable perpetrators to have their charges dismissed. That, from a government which constantly professes to be ‘doing all in its power’ to curb sexual violence in South Africa. My conclusion is that they have no interest whatsoever in assisting victims of the endemic sexual violence in the country but will make very sure that they cover their own ever-widening asses for raping the taxpayers coffers and robbing the victims of sexual abuse, the justice they deserve.

  • Badger - 2012-05-16 11:29

    She's 9 , 9 years old. Can you even imagine. Send the f*********g freak to the gallows.

  • emokgojoe - 2012-05-16 11:35

    oh no man..is this a rape and hurt a child year or what? these animals make me sick.

  • elmarie.victor.1 - 2012-05-16 11:36

    This is really sick and the excuse for a man should be given to the community of Darling( or the whole West Coast) to deal with. I am working with kids and will give my whole life for them! Couldn't this sick thing go get himself a prostitute now he messes up the life of an innocent little girl!!!!!!!!!!!

  • cape.carpers - 2012-05-16 11:36

    Death sentence would be best, no expensive jail term for law abiding tax payers to pay for and only costs a bit of rope. I''ll even give that for free. We could raffle tickets to see who wins the prize of pulling the lever with the proceeds going to the victim. Win win all round.

  • Marion - 2012-05-16 11:37

    My heart goes out to this young girl. Her life has been totally desroyed. There needs to be a life sentence (till death in jail) for rapists.

  • Johlene - 2012-05-16 11:40

    This has been going on for ions in all race groups. Humans are evil and vicious beings. No one is safe as long as the human race excists.

      Marion - 2012-05-16 11:50

      Amen to that Johlene - we even rape animals!

  • Dakey - 2012-05-16 11:55

    Guys, I don't mean to be the unpopular guy here, but can we PLEASE start addressing the cause of these horrific crimes? News24 is full of posters who are rightly disgusted by these vile acts but yet the moment that there is any article that discussed broadcasting more porn on our TV Stations, they vehemently defend their right to watch woman being treated like nothing but 'things' to have sex with...apparently enjoying men mistreat them. I understand rape has been around since the dawn of time, but if just ONE girl in the next ten years can be protected by not over sexualising men in this country, it will be worth it. Until we can legally chop off their balls or hang them for that matter, lets do what we can to NOT encourage them to act like animals.

      Merven - 2012-05-16 14:11

      Rape is not a sex crime but a violent crime about power. There is also no link between pornography and rape. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2032762 http://anthonydamato.law.northwestern.edu/Adobefiles/porn.pdf http://www.apa.org/divisions/div46/articles/malamuth.pdf http://www.dianarussell.com/porn_as_a_cause_of_rape.html

      Dakey - 2012-05-16 15:44

      Ted Bundy, the US serial sexual murderer executed for his crimes explained his addiction to pornography in a radio interview: "It happened in stages, gradually ... My experience with ... pornography that deals on a violent level with sexuality is that, once you become addicted to it, and I look at this as a kind of addiction like other kinds of addiction, I would keep looking for more potent, more explicit, more graphic kinds of material. Like an addiction, you keep craving something which is harder, harder, something which gives you a greater sense of excitement, until you reach the point where the pornography only goes so far ... It reaches that jumping-off point where you begin to wonder if, maybe, actually doing it will give you that which is beyond just reading about it or looking at it." "I tell you that I am not blaming pornography ... I take full responsibility for whatever I've done and all the things I've done ... I don't want to infer that I was some helpless kind of victim. And yet we're talking about an influence that is the influence of violent types of media and violent pornography, which was an indispensable link in the chain ... of events that led to behaviours, to the assaults, to the murders." We live in a society where gang rapes is every day news, where 1 in 4 african's in the Eastern Cape have admitted to having raped a woman. Not only do we find gang rapes, but we find the rapists recording these events. Goodness man, open your eyes.

      Dakey - 2012-05-16 16:08

      Link is broken but taken from the site: http://www.spcs.org.nz/2007/dr-james-dobson-interviews-serial-rapist-murderer-ted-bundy-hours-before-he-is-executed-by-electrocution/ Dr James Dobson says that “circumstantial evidence is overwhelming” from numerous studies that there is a link between hardcore violent porn and violent sexual behaviour. For example, an FBI study he cites involving 36 serial convicted murderers, revealed that 81% of them (29 out of 36) had a long-term and predominate interest in violent hardcore pornography. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1384529/Psychologists-warn-casual-link-internet-porn-rise-sex-offences.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/8499409/Internet-porn-encourages-sex-offenders.html

      samantha.lister.09 - 2012-05-16 18:24

      The problem in this country is that a lot of men think they can do whatever they like to women! They think women are below them and that they can treat women however they want. This is a generalisation, but if it weren't the case then SA would not be the rape capital of the world. Men in this country need a reality check.

      Merven - 2012-05-17 07:45

      @Dakeyras, the only links you post is to 1 persons opinion. I posted links to 4 medical sites that did research over 20 years. Post links to the proof of your theory, not one person's opinion. Why do you think the mayority of rapes happen in townships under the poorest of people with NO INTERNET ACCESS or money for pornography?

      Merven - 2012-05-17 07:54

      'For example, an FBI study he cites involving 36 serial convicted murderers, revealed that 81% of them (29 out of 36) had a long-term and predominate interest in violent hardcore pornography' I will bet my salary that they were interested in violence and rape long before they discovered pornography. To rape someone you must be sick in your mind to start off with. Matter of fact here are some more research on pornography and rape: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/all-about-sex/200904/does-pornography-cause-social-harm ' Since the arrival of Internet porn: * Sexual irresponsibility has declined. Standard measures include rates of abortion and sexually transmitted infections. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), since 1990, the nation's abortion rate has fallen 41 percent. The syphilis rate has plummeted 74 percent. And the gonorrhea rate has plunged 57 percent. * Teen sex has declined. The CDC says that since 1991, the proportion of teens who have had intercourse has decreased 7 percent. Teen condom use has increased 16 percent. And the teen birth rate has fallen 33 percent. * Divorce has declined. Since 1990, the divorce rate has decreased 23 percent. * Rape has declined. According to the Justice Department's National Crime Victimization Survey, since 1995, the sexual assault rate has fallen 44 percent.' http://voices.yahoo.com/online-pornography-helping-lower-rape-incidents-study-2612381.html

      Schmee - 2012-05-17 08:18

      Dakeyras, the link between porn and rape exists because rapists normally enjoy watching porn and the more violent it is the more they enjoy it. However the average person who watches porn does not become a rapist. So porn does not equal rapist but rapist usually equals porn. It's like saying a Rottweiler is a dog so all dogs are Rottweilers. Rape is not about the enjoyment of sex it is about the enjoyment of power over another person. Therefore it does not matter if you make porn illegal a rapist will get hold of it no matter what.

      Dakey - 2012-05-17 11:14

      Merven: "Why do you think the mayority of rapes happen in townships under the poorest of people with NO INTERNET ACCESS or money for pornography?" In poorer socio economic conditions, often children are exposed to sex from a young age, typically as result of witnessing sexual acts first hand due to cramped living quarters or often from public sexual acts by drunken adults/children. Do you understand how important it is for a young child to get a healthy respect for woman when exposed to sex so young? Today these already sexualised kids get a further exposure to sex by watching porn on cell phones, bootleg DVD's or late night TV. If you believe the average township squatter is still living in the dark, you're sorely mistaken. Townships? http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Girl-tells-of-horrific-rape-20120516 "South Africans woke up on Wednesday morning to the claim that a group of Soweto youths had filmed themselves raping a 17-year-old girl believed to be mentally ill. The cellphone video is said to have gone viral among school kids in the township south of Johannesburg, and the term #rapevideo was trending on Twitter in South Africa on Wednesday." * Where do these kids get the idea from to actually record their rape? Who would want to forward a video of a woman getting raped to others? How does this video (among the poorest of people) go viral... all among the poorest of people? PS, merely curious, but since when do you have to pay to watch porn online?

      Dakey - 2012-05-17 11:16

      @Mervin: "I will bet my salary that they were interested in violence and rape long before they discovered pornography. To rape someone you must be sick in your mind to start off with." You can bet your house, it still adds no credibility to your point of view. And no, you don't have to be 'sick in your mind' to rape someone, you merely need to believe: 1. She deserves it 2. That's how you treat woman. Do you really think 25% of men in the Eastern Cape are 'sick in their mind' or perhaps just ignorant and desensitised to sex and rape? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rape_statistics "South Africa has some of the highest incidences of child and baby rape in the world. In a related survey conducted among 1,500 schoolchildren in the Soweto township, a quarter of all the boys interviewed said that 'jackrolling', a term for gang rape, was fun" We live in a country where 1 in 4 boys think its 'fun' to gang rape someone, where some men believe you can cure HIV by having sex with a virgin. As for your statistical research, knock yourself out: http://feminazi.wordpress.com/2007/12/29/porn-statistics-and-research/ You have to be pretty ignorant to believe porn doesn't affect you. Of course that's exactly what a 13 billion dollar industry would like you to believe.

      Merven - 2012-05-17 11:46

      http://feminazi.wordpress.com/2007/12/29/porn-statistics-and-research/ ?? You're 'research' come from a feminist site and you want me to take you seriously?? ARE YOU FOR REAL? Some of her 'research' include : Men suck and all men are rapist! Stop wasting my time.

      Dakey - 2012-05-17 11:49

      http://feminazi.wordpress.com/2007/12/29/porn-statistics-and-research/ A number of excellent research studies listed at the site cited above. "A simple application of the laws of social learning suggests that viewers of pornography can develop arousal responses to depictions of rape, murder, child sexual abuse, or other assaultive behavior. Researcher S. Rachman of the Institute of Psychiatry, Maudsley Hospital, London, has demonstrated that male subjects can learn to become sexually aroused by seeing a picture of a woman’s boot after repeatedly seeing women’s boots in association with sexually arousing slides of nude females (Rachman and Hodgson, 1968). The laws of learning that operated in the acquisition of the boot fetish can also teach males who were not previously aroused by depictions of rape to become so. All it may take is the repeated association of rape with arousing portrayals of female nudity (or clothed females in provocative poses)."

      Dakey - 2012-05-17 11:51

      Schmee: "Dakeyras, the link between porn and rape exists because rapists normally enjoy watching porn and the more violent it is the more they enjoy it" Schmee, that's like saying the link between marijuana and heroine exist only because heroine users also like to smoke marijuana. Marijuana is a gateway drug. It certainly does not imply a person WILL eventually become a herione adict, but it is widely acknowledged to play a role. I'm not claiming porn turns every man into a rapist just as I don't claim cigarate smoke gives every smoker cancer, but you're simply lying to yourself if you can't see a link between porn, violent porn and subsequently rape. Why on Earth is there even a market for some of the porn out there? Why are woman spat upon, choked, slapped? Goodness man, are you also of the conviction that prostitutes actually love their job and porn actresses simply love having intercourse or is do you buy into the lie men believe in order to justify their conscience? http://feminazi.wordpress.com/2007/12/29/porn-statistics-and-research/ Take it from some people that managed to get out of the industry. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ALyKBj6tOo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRZZAuPyG7I http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_F-hexC1CY8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HigT2oGFLts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ddPHfYDkDE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBIiZeOwOHo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZTKLFvDglE

      Merven - 2012-05-17 12:08

      'Researcher S. Rachman of the Institute of Psychiatry, Maudsley Hospital, London, has demonstrated that male subjects can learn to become sexually aroused by seeing a picture of a woman’s boot after repeatedly seeing women’s boots in association with sexually arousing slides of nude females (Rachman and Hodgson, 1968).' All that the research proof is that the boys can be aroused by a boot. WTF? It is not illegal to have a foot or boot fetish. That is way different from rape. But that is what you get for getting you data from a feminist site.

      Schmee - 2012-05-17 12:26

      Hmmmm so you use something else which is illegal to make a point that something which is legal should be made illegal. I wonder whether there are fewer marijuana and heroine addicts than rapists in this country. Taking your logic about making porn movies illegal into account then I’m guessing there shouldn’t be any addicts because both drugs are illegal. I think you may just find that the scales are tipped towards the addicts. Also not once did I say that prostitutes etc like or dislike their jobs. That is not the issue here because whether they like or dislike their jobs is not making a difference to them doing the job. And while I still have your attention, regarding your first post which says: “Chop off their balls.” There have been numerous studies that show that even if you castrate the rapist it does not stop him from raping again. His penis may not be functional anymore but he starts using other instruments. Take it from a fellow feminist, feminazi is not exactly an unbiased view of the world. I guess that’s why it ends with Nazi. I would not use that gumph in any of my research.

      Dakey - 2012-05-17 13:28

      @Mervin: "All that the research proof is that the boys can be aroused by a boot. WTF? It is not illegal to have a foot or boot fetish. That is way different from rape.But that is what you get for getting you data from a feminist site. " None of the studies were conducted by feminists, ad hominem doesn't win arguments. Let me get this straight. Porn can encourage a man to become aroused by a boot... A BOOT, but there is NO WAY watching men abuse woman (spitting, slapping, choking) during sex that it can encourage a man to become aroused by violence or create an association? Do you know this from personal experience? Goodness man, read on... "Self-reported sexual arousal during the fantasy period indicated that those students who had been exposed to the rape version of the first slide-audio presentation, created more violent sexual fantasies than those exposed to the mutually consenting version irrespective of whether they had been classified as force-oriented or non-force-oriented (1981a, p. 33). Finally, boys who were frequent consumers of pornography and/or reported learning a lot from pornography were also more likely to say that is was “OK” to hold a girl down and force her to have intercourse (abstract)." There are another 11 studies for you to choose from.

      Dakey - 2012-05-17 13:43

      @Schmee: "And while I still have your attention, regarding your first post which says: “Chop off their balls.” There have been numerous studies that show that even if you castrate the rapist it does not stop him from raping again. His penis may not be functional anymore but he starts using other instruments." I wasn't quite serious but for the record: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemical_castration "In 1981, in an experiment by P. Gagne, 48 males with long standing histories of sexually deviant behaviour were given medroxyprogesterone acetate for as long as 12 months. Forty of those subjects were recorded as to have diminished desires for deviant sexual behaviour, less frequent sexual fantasies, and greater control over sexual urges." So'deviant' sexual bahaviour could be diminished by lowering sex drive. @Schmee "Take it from a fellow feminist, feminazi is not exactly an unbiased view of the world. I guess that’s why it ends with Nazi. I would not use that gumph in any of my research. " I don't quite understand why you think a research study can be negated because it is REFERENCED by another site. The studies QUOTED were NOT CONDUCTED or sponsored by anyone with an agenda. In contrast, do you really believe a $13 Billion industry a year will not be able to conjure up some supportive articles that claims porn is actually good for you? Goodness, even today the Tobacco industry funds research.

      Dakey - 2012-05-17 13:53

      I really don't want to repeat most of what is said in this article, but its a must read. http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/jul/02/gail-dines-pornography She recently interviewed a number of men in prison who had committed rape against children. All were habitual users of child pornography. "What they said to me was they got bored with 'regular' porn and wanted something fresh. They were horrified at the idea of sex with a prepubescent child initially but within six months they had all raped a child."

      Merven - 2012-05-17 14:20

      '"What they said to me was they got bored with 'regular' porn and wanted something fresh.' That is like saying, for years I've been watching pictures of the Jeep Wrangler, then one day I wanted something fresh so I went and stole one. Don't you get it? There must be something wrong with you deep inside to start off with that will make you decide to go and steal the Jeep just because you've been watching it for ages. Will any right minded person go and steal a car because he/she'd been looking at it for years in magazines?

      Dakey - 2012-05-17 19:04

      @Merven A more apt analogy would be regularly fantasising about stealing a Jeep Wrangler and rewarding that fantasy by reaching climax. Alas, you're walking down the street and infront of you is a Jeep Wranger with keys in ignition... Again how do you KNOW violent porn cannot incite sexual aggression? I've provided NUMEROUS testimonies and STUDIES to support this premise, so are you speaking from personal experience or are you just willing to take that risk, regardless of who might be the victim?

      Merven - 2012-05-18 07:33

      Dakeyras, I also post various links to prove other wise, the difference is, your links are from 30 year old research were mine is the latest. Do you got any idea how ancient is 30 years in research? Anyway, I'm wasted enough time here, I'm off for the weekend. Enjoy.

      Dakey - 2012-05-18 11:15

      @Mervin: "Dakeyras, I also post various links to prove other wise, the difference is, your links are from 30 year old research were mine is the latest. Do you got any idea how ancient is 30 years in research?" I'm confident that man hasn't evolved significantly since 1985 to render research null and void. When you asked for studies and research I didn't realise you were going to summarily dismiss anything older than 20 years because it has reached its expiration date! But let's review some of your'research'. You claim in your opening post: "Rape is not a sex crime but a violent crime about power. There is also no link between pornography and rape." So 'no link between Porn and rape? Except then you go on to claim that since the arrival of internet porn: "Rape has declined. According to the Justice Department's National Crime Victimization Survey, since 1995, the sexual assault rate has fallen 44 percent." So which is it? Firstly in your opinion there is NO relationship between the two, and later on you claim porn actually does have an impact on Rape? Did they also mention that total crime rate in the US has dropped from 1990 @5,820.3 to 2010 @3,345.5? So let's look at the statistics in detail: http://www.disastercenter.com/crime/uscrime.htm Isn't it odd that the porn industry is widely credited for deciding the war between Betamax and VHS? and that the first VCR's were introduced in the mid 60's? continued...

      Dakey - 2012-05-18 11:15

      So let's look at the statistics of rape as a percentage of TOTAL CRIME in the USA across this period of time. 1960 0.508690123 1965 0.494079216 1970 0.46931861 1975 0.496366896 1980 0.618487395 1985 0.712488717 1990 0.70790378 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Age_of_Porn "The Golden Age of Porn or porno chic refers to a period in the history of pornography, approximately from the late-1960s to the early-to-mid-1980s.[1] The period is idealized as a time in history where the difficulty to treat STDs had not achieved wide public notice. This freedom was ostensibly reflected in the pornography industry, with adult movies and adult magazines approaching the mainstream and becoming increasingly visible." So we see a decade of almost uniform rape figures as a percentage of total crime throughout the 60's and then a decade after porn becomes mainstream, a sudden increase? From 0.5 in the 60's to 0.7 in the 90s! Note, almost 50% of rapes are not even reported in the USA so these figures would be even worse. And then form 1985 to 1995 it seems this figure remains pretty much the norm at 0.703 (1995), 0.714 (1996) and 0.73 (1997). What did you say, the internet porn explosion takes place now, 1995? continued...

      Dakey - 2012-05-18 11:16

      Let's see the impact it 'may' have 5/6 years down the line (say when a 15 year old turns 20/21) 2001: 0.764055742 2002: 0.802424242 2003: 0.794197197 2004: 0.814684436 2005: 0.815384615 ... 2009: 0.83982684 2010: 0.822122571 The scariest part here folk is that we're talking about an EDUCATED FIRST WORLD COUNTRY here, NOT a 3rd world country where crime is even more rife and criminals exposed to an ever harsher life. How exactly does it happen that 1/4 of Sowetan boys believe gang rape is 'fun'? Where do they possibly develop this belief? Time to act. The evidence is overwhelming. Make a stand before its your sister,daughter,mother that suffers.

  • charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2012-05-16 12:06

    Who do we trust amongst men today? The rape crisis is ongoing in South Africa. I pray the child heals by the grace of God.

  • Dipuo - 2012-05-16 12:08

    this is just cruelty to fellow mankind!

  • nhla.prv - 2012-05-16 12:08

    We officially need to kill these rapists and murderers! Lets have the death penalty just for them.This is sickening.

  • keith.recore - 2012-05-16 12:10

    what an incredibly brave girl to testify. May she have the support to coninue this spirit she has for life so her talents may over shadow this horrific event. Something tells me if she gets proper support, with this spirit, she will go far. Brave girl who needs everyone's support.

  • clivegoss - 2012-05-16 12:11

    Hang him

  • Ntobane Setabola - 2012-05-16 12:15

    Sexual offences act must be reviewed...i suggest after the court finds the culprit guilty it must give it(the rapist) to us the community to thoroughly discipline it...

      Ulindi - 2012-05-17 10:13

      Great idea - it will definitely send out a public warning to potential perpetrators. Stone these pigs to death!

  • Sharon - 2012-05-16 12:20

    Please please please bring back the death penalty for rape whether for a man, woman or child. These sub humans should not be allowed to live. Forget the life sentences in prison. Why must tax payers keep these people, they are no good to anyone including themselves. Get rid of them once and for all!!!

  • Carla - 2012-05-16 12:23

    And this piece of filth will be sent to a "correctional" facility to be "rehabilitated" where he can study etc...while this little 11 year old girl will forever be punished for his actions and has to endure daily suffering. Justice????

      samantha.lister.09 - 2012-05-16 18:26

      And then one day, he will be allowed back in society. Makes me sick!!!

  • Charles - 2012-05-16 12:37

    Waste of time sending this fine fellow to prison. If found guilty they should just brand him on his forehead "Child rapist" and then send him back out into normal society. Natural justice will follow. Let him know what it is like to live in fear

  • Marriette - 2012-05-16 12:41

    Disgusting... i sometyms wonder if these ppl have female relatives,and how they will feel shld that happen to them????

  • Rishaal - 2012-05-16 12:47

    what can you say to this. a truly horrific act. i hope he dies for this crime. we live in a society were many people have no regard for human life.

      Merven - 2012-05-16 14:14

      Relax, he will be sorted out when he goes to jail. He can strap a Welcome matt to his @ss.

  • Flynn - 2012-05-16 12:51

    Why do these kind of people even exist? People should know the right from wrong and oh this guy will pay for the balance of his life in jail. He will be someone's wife in jail. A wife that has no rights

  • Arthur - 2012-05-16 12:52

    Die you sick, twisted scumhole, DIE.

  • Bernice - 2012-05-16 14:28

    I am so emotionally drained after reading this story. Our children are supposed to be protected, loved and nutured at all times. I cannot fathom this. This is man is a sick son of a bitch and deserves to be tarred, feathered, hunted or maybe just extinguished from society - our animals dont even treat there own like this. SOCIETY DOESNT WANT OR NEED YOU - YOU SICKO FREAK.

  • AdeleFHM - 2012-05-16 14:49

    sick sick sick. BURN!

  • Angelica - 2012-05-16 15:00

    CUT OFF HIS ARMS TOES AND MEMBER!!! LETS SEE IF HE WILL EVER RAPE AGAIN!

  • Ally - 2012-05-16 15:03

    Hang him high. He doesn't deserve to take another breath on this earth.

  • Deon - 2012-05-16 15:12

    Sies man!

  • wendy.byneveldt - 2012-05-16 15:19

    Sad to think that the humanity of rapists takes precedence over the humanity and dignity of their victims. Its not fair that they should live off our money in prisons while their victims get to pick up the remnants of their lives, should they even make it through. Where is the justice in that?

  • Leon - 2012-05-16 15:21

    Lock this animal in a dark hole and throw the key in the deepest part of the ocean!

  • jacques.shepperson - 2012-05-16 18:11

    O and he will get free pension for this!!!

  • Katelyn - 2012-05-16 18:26

    Life sentence please. how terrible.

  • Michelle - 2012-05-16 19:44

    It seems as if the situation regarding sexual abuse, rape etc has just gotten totally out of control. This is an absolute nightmare

  • Dooie - 2012-05-16 19:51

    Kill him on the spot. Why do these animals still live? Kill them. Hang them in public and show the other future offenders what will happen. Well yeah... Let's just dream on huh?

  • graeme.potgieter - 2012-05-16 21:28

    They need to cut of rapists dicks shove it up there ass and let them bleed to death.and rot in hell

  • maryka.cilliers - 2012-05-16 23:23

    sick bastard

  • puleng.choma - 2012-05-16 23:25

    Heartbroken:-( this is not right, when will all this end i say bring back the death penalty or cut off their dicks...this really hurts me imagine ur lil sis no man this aint right...teary eyes.god please help us.

  • calvyn.greyling - 2012-05-16 23:29

    Reality is the f**ker will go to prison - maybe get beat around a bit and get used as a b*tch - but he will emerge as an hardened criminal. Rehabilitation is a joke! I can't even comment on the little girls plight - it sickens me to the core!!

  • tshepo.ally - 2012-05-16 23:55

    let's necklace these bastards, klaar! ons is gatvol.

  • johan.lotz1 - 2012-05-17 07:01

    Rapists should be released with a bang ...just let parents of victims know where and when...he will never rape again....... vigilante style...... Remember the movie series Death Wish

  • craig.thom1 - 2012-05-17 08:15

    Castrate the pig

  • chazfury - 2012-05-17 08:30

    What can I say? Example from the top? Work this one out.