Man, teen sentenced for rape, kidnapping

2014-09-17 21:07

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Johannesburg - A man and a boy have been sentenced to 18 and 12 years' imprisonment respectively for rape and kidnapping, North West police said on Wednesday.

Ashraf Athens Dyer, 20, and a 17-year-old were sentenced by the North West High Court in Mmabatho on Monday, police spokesperson Pelonomi Makau said.

The two raped a 27-year-old woman who was walking home in Bladeville, Lichtenburg on 30 August last year.

The victim reported the crime to police the following day.

"That led to their arrest. The pair was then charged with two counts of kidnapping and rape," Makau said.

North West provincial police commissioner, Lieutenant General Zukiswa Mbombo, welcomed the conviction and sentencing.

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