Man jailed for sexual assault on son

2013-10-05 08:45

(File) (Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Welkom - A man was jailed for six years by the Welkom Dedicated Court for Sexual Offences on Friday for sexual offences involving his son and nephew, Free State police said.

The 42-year-old committed the offences between 2008 and 2013 in Welkom and Hennenman, said Warrant Officer Malebo Khosana.

He forced his 7-year-old son and 6-year-old nephew to watch him masturbate and ordered them to touch him, said Khosana.

On another occasion, he made his son play with his private parts while bathing with him.

Child pornography

"The accused called the child to his room and showed him a DVD containing scenes of adults engaging in sexual intercourse," said Khosana

The court heard that he was also in possession of child pornography.

The man was arrested and released on bail in November 2012, after which he lived at his brother's house.

However, while there he sexually assaulted his nephew by rubbing his private parts and asking for a "hand-job", said Khosana.

Free State police commissioner Lieutenant General Simon Mpembe said the police and the courts were serious about sexual offences, especially against children.

"This sentence will also send a clear message to our communities that sexual offences are not only limited to strangers," he said.

Read more on:    bloemfontein  |  child abuse

Join the conversation! 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 publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

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


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 network.


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.