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'Serial rapist' admits previous conviction

2012-02-03 14:11

Alberton - An alleged serial rapist appearing in the Alberton Magistrate's Court on Friday, said he had been previously convicted for rape.

The 40-year-old man, whose name cannot be released, told the court he was convicted for rape in 1997 and released from prison in 2005.

He attempted to speak to the court about the merits of the present charges against him but was told he would have to speak to an attorney.

The man faces 33 charges of rape and 33 of attempted murder. The case was postponed to February 10 for the accused to obtain legal aid.

Because of the seriousness of the matter, the case would be moved to a High Court at a later stage.

The court requested that the man's name not be published so as to not jeopardise the case.

The State opposed bail.

The man was arrested on the East Rand on Tuesday for allegedly raping girls between the ages of 10 and 14.

His alleged modus operandi was to find girls playing on streets and lure them into veld and rape them at gunpoint.

Another alleged method was to follow girls from shops or malls and accuse them of using counterfeit money.

While pretending to help them, he would take them to an open field and allegedly rape them.

Comments
  • Schmee - 2012-02-03 14:30

    We obviously don't have a shortage of sickos.

      Willie - 2012-02-03 14:48

      "...previously convicted for rape.." why was the bugger released from jail?

  • Tammy - 2012-02-03 14:31

    this is why rapist should get the death penalty

      Kala - 2012-02-03 14:34

      Exactly Tammy. There is no cure for them and as soon as they are released back into society the revert back to their wicked ways.

      J-Man - 2012-02-03 14:36

      Exactly. Why is he released after 8 years, allowed to roam the streets and have access to 33 10-year-old kids?

      Kala - 2012-02-03 15:26

      I think he is reading these comments. I can't see why else we're getting thumbs down.

      Al - 2012-02-04 13:18

      Time to start chopping off the offending part

  • Rofhiwa - 2012-02-03 14:35

    cut his balls and he will never do it again.

  • Snoopsy - 2012-02-03 14:37

    Once again, perfect example that this "REHABILITATION" b*llsh*t does not work. As the same with the Sunday rapist, Johannes Jacobus Steyn. Previously convicted. The Justice System fails the Victims time and time again! Disgraceful

  • Snoopsy - 2012-02-03 14:46

    Cut his penis off, shred it, and feed it back to him!

      Tammy - 2012-02-03 14:52

      LOL - well said Snoopsy

  • Dave - 2012-02-03 14:50

    Name can't be released ??? OK if it is due to the trial maybe but you know if convicted each rapist should have their picture circulated on FB and other social sites like in the states, let them spend the rest of their lives looking over their shoulder, and the rest of the population knowing what they look like! personally I don't think you can be or become normal if you have done something like this to a kid! sick!

      aardvarkie - 2012-02-03 16:25

      They should brand his forehead with "R" and "P" for Rapist and Pedophile. Even better yet, RiP.

      Patsy - 2012-02-03 17:13

      Well said, Dave. Because even medical castration doesn't work, or so I hear

  • Singatha - 2012-02-03 15:40

    That's why I believe - Time sentenced = Time served,if it means life, so be it.

  • Rainbow - 2012-02-03 15:50

    Phoedophiles should be shot execution style. There is no place for these sick people in our society.

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-02-03 15:59

    I think we should start hearing/seeing who signed off on the release of these criminals- in my view they have to carry part of the blame and should take responsibility and explain their decisions to the public.

  • Andre - 2012-02-03 16:00

    he should be castrated and put away for life. That should ensure that he never does it again.

  • Patsy - 2012-02-03 17:08

    If he'd been hanged, or even given a life sentence, originally, he COULDN'T have raped so many more innocent victims. Not so?

  • flysouth - 2012-02-03 17:28

    Instant lead poisoning is the answer here.

  • michele.ferguson4 - 2012-02-03 18:13

    I am so glad I moved to the UAE. Rape = death by firing squad!!

  • braamc - 2012-02-04 06:59

    And he should live? It is not human and animals are better.

  • Mart - 2012-02-04 10:07

    'You' humans are too soft on anti-social deviants such as rapists and murderers. 'You' protect them to such an extent that they enjoy more basic human rights than the majority of your citizens. If you are to stand any chance of arresting the decay in all societies in this world, you need an attitude adjustment. Since when is it logical to put hundreds of lives at risk and in turmoil to try and 'look after' a single individual's 'wellbeing'....totally 'king ludicrous' is what it is. Do this math....33 girls raped, if they only have and average of 10 friends and family per girl, that is a minimum of 330 people directly affected (turmoil) by this one mutant. Take into account the financial and emotional costs and I'm afraid the risk of very occasionally executing an innocent (this is rare because it seems that in most cases even if a convicted person didn't actually 'pull the trigger', they were somehow involved in the perpetration of a crime.) For the sake of sanity in this world, I Joe Alien, am prepared to risk being wrongly accused, for the good of the worls as a whole.

      Wimpie - 2012-02-04 10:30

      and he gets to vote...

  • acsteyn - 2012-02-04 13:56

    Castration comes to mind. He makes me ill and he is begging for help. Give it to him and lock him up and throw away the key. There is no cure for this desease.

  • acsteyn - 2012-02-04 13:58

    Dieter if you are referring to the alleged rapist as being a lucky fish, you clearly also have a bolt loose. Very loose.

  • qandam - 2012-02-05 14:34

    what? you must be sick

  • qandam - 2012-02-05 14:41

    How can this man rape children and not get caught until he get to 33 innocent kids, yerr this bastard deserves to be rotten in jail.

  • Johan - 2012-05-10 07:54

    He also faces 33 counts of attempted murder, so the sick #%ck is HIV positive as well. He should be shot

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