Man, 52, jailed for raping 7-year-old niece

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Butterworth - A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the Tsomo Regional Court for raping a 7-year-old relative at Hlobo village in Ngqamakhwe, Eastern Cape police said on Thursday.

The 52-year-old man was convicted of raping his niece on September 10, 2010, spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha said.

"It is alleged that the accused, who was 47-years-old at the time of the crime, called his niece who was playing with her friend."

He then sent his niece to go and buy him a chibuku beer from the local tavern.

When the girl came back, she was called into her uncle's room. After she entered the room, the man closed the door and repeatedly raped her.

"The [52-year-old man] was seen by a local man who peeped through the window as he heard a bitter scream of the victim," Manatha said.

"He then alerted the community members about the rape of the victim but [the 52-year-old] ran away before the community members could arrive at the crime scene. The [52-year-old] was alone at the time, as it is not clear if [he] was a married man."

The man was convicted on Monday and sentenced on Wednesday. He cannot be identified because he is a relative of the victim.

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