Life imprisonment for teen rapist

2016-07-29 06:00

A MOUNT Fletcher man was sentenced to life imprisonment last week for raping a 15-year-old girl.
The court heard that the victim was asleep with her sister on 10 June, 2015 when the perpetrator broke in at midnight.

Giving evidence in court, the sister, whose name is being withheld to protect the victim, told the court that the man, who is known to her, forced the victim to put out the candle in the room.
“He then threatened my sister with a knife and raped her.”

The man then ran away.
“I was too scared to call neighbors at the time, but police were informed later.”

The victim was taken to Taylor Bequest Hospital for examination.

Police spokesperson Captain Raphael Motloung commended the work done by police in arresting the suspect. - Supplied.

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