State wants heavy penalty for rapist

2012-10-29 21:04
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Cape Town - The State wants a Cape Town dance teacher to get a heavy sentence for raping seven girls, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Monday.

Western Cape NPA spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila said the State was calling for a life sentence for each of the rapes Lawrence Gagu, 49, committed.

His name should also be included in the National Register of Sex Offenders.

The Western Cape High Court heard sentencing arguments for Gagu on Monday, during a special sitting in Khayelitsha.

Ntabazalila said Gagu would be sentenced on Wednesday.

The Khayelitsha teacher was found guilty earlier this month of sexual crimes against children, committed in 2009 and 2010.

He apparently lured girls as young as eight to his shack after dance lessons.

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