Man sentenced for raping son's fiancée

2012-10-29 21:46

Johannesburg - A 62-year-old man has been convicted by the Virginia Magistrate's Court of raping his son's fiancée Free State police said on Monday.

Christoffel Johannes Ras was sentenced to 10 year's imprisonment on Thursday for the attack on the 27-year-old woman, Sergeant Tlalanyane Pakela said in a statement.

Ras visited his son's fiancée at her apartment in Virginia.

"After they had some beers, he then forced her to the bedroom and raped her," Pakela said.

His son reported the attack to the police after he heard his fiance talking about it in her sleep.

Ras had been previously convicted of a crime and sentenced to two year's imprisonment in 2009.

The sentence was suspended for three years.

Free State provincial commissioner Lieutenant General Khehla Sitole commended the investigating officer, Captain Jacques Rademeyer, for his efforts.

"We also appreciate the good sentencing by our court which will send a message to criminals and would-be criminals their crimes will land them in prison for a long time," Sitole said in the statement.