Child rapist gets 3 life sentences

2017-12-11 11:37
 Stacha Arendse. (Supplied)

Stacha Arendse. (Supplied)

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Cape Town - Randy Tango, the man who raped and strangled 11-year-old Stacha Arends, has been sentenced to three life terms in jail.

According to Netwerk24, Tango was sentenced to an additional 10 years for the rape of a minor.

Members of the gallery applauded when Western Cape High Court Judge Robert Henney imposed the sentence.

News24 reported that Arends disappeared in Mitchells Plain on the afternoon of March 27, and her body was found in the early hours of March 28 at a sports field in the area.

READ: Randy Tango to hear fate on charges of murder, rape, of Stacha Arends

Tango, 31, who lived two doors away from Arends in Matroosberg Street, said in a plea agreement with the State that he had vaginal and anal "sexual intercourse" with the child.

Tango said that Arends followed him into the house and, when he locked the door, she became scared and said she would do anything, as long as he did not hurt her.

Tango was arrested on March 28 and, when police did a background check on him, they found that he had been arrested twice before on accusations of rape, in cases that date back to 2008 and 2012 respectively.

He admitted to strangling Arends after she threatened to tell her mother about their "sexual intercourse".

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