A 29-YEAR-OLD man was sentenced to life in prison for raping a 12-year-old girl in Matatiele in October 2014. The sentence was recently handed down at Maluti Magistrate’s Court.“The victim was raped when she visited the man’s homestead. “The man tried to bribe the victim with a cooldrink not to report the rape incident. Police were informed after the victim reported it to relatives,” said SAPS Captain Raphael Motloung. — Supplied.