Man jailed for raping family members

2013-08-06 21:19

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Johannesburg - A Northern Cape man was given two life sentences by the De Aar Regional Court on Tuesday for raping a number of his relatives near Britstown, police said.

The man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the complainants, received life sentences for four counts of rape, and 10 years for another count of rape, police spokesperson Priscilla Naidu said.

For two counts of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, he was given a three-year sentence, suspended for five years.

The sentences would run concurrently.

The man was convicted on Monday of twice raping the aunt who had raised him since childhood, his niece and another of his relatives.

He was also convicted of assaulting his two nieces with a spade and stabbing one of them.

"The accused pleaded not guilty on all charges," Naidu said.

DNA evidence linked the man to two of the rapes.

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