Rapist of toddler to sit

2014-03-20 22:24

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Bloemfontein - A man's life imprisonment sentence for raping a three-year-old girl was upheld by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on Thursday.

The man broke into the home of a woman while she and her nine-year-old son and three-year-old daughter were asleep.

The woman and boy twice wrestled with the man, once inside the house and once outside, before being able to escape from the scene.

The women saw the man re-enter the house.

She later returned in the company of neighbours to find the three-year-old girl was missing from her bedroom.

Police were called and the man was found hiding in nearby bushes.

He pointed out the body of the girl, who had been killed, to police. The child's body showed signs of rape.

He was sentenced to 35 years' jail for the murder and six years for kidnapping by the Limpopo High Court in Thohoyandou, to run concurrently with the sentence of life imprisonment.

The SCA confirmed the sentence of life imprisonment for the rape of the child.

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