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Sunday Rapist wanted 'a good time'

2012-07-26 16:51

Johannesburg - Johannes Jacobus Steyn, dubbed the "Sunday Rapist", said on Thursday he wanted to hire a prostitute the morning of Roodepoort teenager Louise de Waal's murder.

"I went looking for a good time... I went to find a prostitute... to get something I don't get at home," he told the South Gauteng High Court, sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court in Alberton.

When Judge Sita Kolbe asked further about this alibi, he said it was "very early" in the morning.

Steyn is accused of murdering school girls Louise de Waal and Lazanne Farmer.

He is also charged with 11 counts of rape, 10 of sexual assault, 10 of kidnapping, one of attempted sexual assault, one of attempted kidnapping, and two of assault.

The 11 girls Steyn allegedly attacked between 2008 and 2011 were aged between 11 and 18.

The 36-year-old pleaded not guilty to all 37 charges against him on Monday.

Steyn was testifying on what police told him prior to an incriminating statement he made to a magistrate in Krugersdorp, the day after he handed himself over in October 2011.

He said he admitted to crimes he did not commit because he had a previous conviction.

"Take the punch... because you won't get out of this... go on with your life... this is the easy way out for you," he said police told him.

He said he was briefed on what to say by investigating officer Peet du Toit before making the statement to the magistrate.

"I was told I was young. Plead guilty and go on," a calm Steyn told the court.

Advocate Carina Coetzee for the State asked Steyn how he could have found police actions against him threatening.

"They scared me into talking," was his answer.

However, when pushed he admitted he was never physically assaulted.

"I was intimidated. No, I was not threatened." Coetzee also questioned on how he was intimidated, if Du Toit only briefly discussed the docket with him. He managed to recall it so perfectly to a magistrate.

"You have an amazing memory," she told him.

He said that he couldn't remember everything, but he added what he could remember from what he had read about the "Sunday rapist" in a newspaper.

Comments
  • TSR01 - 2012-07-26 17:05

    He seems to think its just a joke. Hang the sick bastard by his balls!

  • rbphiri - 2012-07-26 17:18

    This man sickens me! If our legal system actually imposed harsher prison sentences, we may see a decline in such heinous crimes. But no we let people off the hook through medical parole and bribery. Look how happy he seems to be in the picture! this rear end of a man knows his going to probably get a light sentence and will be out in no time after good behaviour or after exhibiting signs that he can be re-introduced into society. What's even more disturbing is that we now have a law that banneds women from carrying pepper spray on their person - to some extent this law is condoning violence towards women.

      alansmartSnr - 2012-07-26 18:30

      ..@..RPhiri.. Never kenew women are not allowed to carry Pepper Spray for self defence, on their person. Are you sure of this .. and when did this become law???

      Bless Boswell - 2012-07-27 01:10

      They had better not let him off - there will be bloodshed. I for one want to watch.

      Bless Boswell - 2012-07-27 01:11

      Rbphiri, where did you read that?

  • Bianca-Anne - 2012-07-26 17:26

    Vark

  • kim.buren - 2012-07-26 17:28

    Hope they give YOU a good time in prison

      devon.riley.52 - 2012-07-26 19:23

      I am sure bubba won't disappoint. He should start practising picking up soap bars

      kim.buren - 2012-07-26 19:58

      LOL Devon. He dare drop that soap. To the idiot who gave the thumbs down. Go jerk yourself off

      eugene.meyer1980 - 2012-07-27 09:01

      They must give him washing powder to wash with. It takes longer to pick up if you drop it. I really hope this sick thing suffers.

  • louwc - 2012-07-26 17:42

    Am I seeing straight? Is he actually having a chuckle in this photo? But then I suppose we all know what mental condition this man is in! (Or should that be mental "uncondition")

      rbphiri - 2012-07-26 17:53

      Probably doing this to come off as an insane person, in order to spend his sentence at a mental institute.

  • azande.futhi - 2012-07-26 17:49

    he's damn right, he was looking for good time...in raping and killing innocent young girls. Pathetic bastard.

  • felicity.jansevanrensburg - 2012-07-26 18:01

    Bring his brother to court who told all the newspapers and police (I told him not to be a lafhart that wants to commit suicide after telling me, his brother everything about the girls he killed when he fled to Margate.

      wehan.victor - 2012-07-26 18:35

      Exactly what I thought. He was caught kinda red-handed!

  • samantha.5243 - 2012-07-26 18:06

    Can they not bring in the other girls he raped to identify him? This idiot cannot come off lightly from this pls!

  • cavin.bosch - 2012-07-31 05:57

    Ja en pappa wag vir jou in die tronk!!!!

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