250 arrested for sexual-related offences

2015-09-16 06:00

FAMILY Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offence (FCS) Units in KwaZulu-Natal achieved great results during an investigation of various sexual-related offences in KwaZulu-Natal last month. Detectives from the units worked tirelessly to ensure that those who perpetrate crimes against women and children are brought to book.

From 1 to 31 August detectives arrested 250 suspects for sexual-related offences, including kidnapping, abduction, assault, domestic violence, sexual assault, attempted murder, contravention of protection orders and rape cases in the province.

During the same period, members had 65 convictions by various KZN courts after they were found guilty of sexual-related offences. Nine life sentences and a total of 623 years’ imprisonment were handed down by courts during the past month.

Management at the FCS units welcomed the maximum sentences that were handed down in most cases and appreciated the fact that justice was delivered to the victims of these crimes. - Supplied

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