Heavy sentence for a rapist

The Police in Motetema outside Groblesdal have acquired a lengthy jail term for a rape accused.

A 28-year-old man was sentenced to an effective ten (10) years imprisonment without a fine by the Regional Court in Groblesdal for raping a 16-year-old girl on the 2015-03-22 at Tafelkop (Ga- Matsepe village) outside Groblesdal.

On the said date and time, the victim was on her way to visit her elder sister and while they were still talking along the street, they were threatened with a firearm by the accused who dragged the victim away and raped her.

The sister ran home to inform the mother and the search for her resumed.

The same day, the victim came back home around 21:00 and she then reported that she was raped by the suspect. The suspect was traced and arrested.

Source: South African Police Service