Rapist to spend 15 years in jail

DURBAN – The Durban Regional Court convicted and sentenced an 18-year-old rapist to 15 years imprisonment for raping a 12-year-old boy.

On 19 June 2018, the victim was playing with his friends when he was called by the accused to accompany him. The accused took the young boy to Chesterville Park where he was raped. The victim reported the ordeal to his mother and a case of rape was opened at Cato Manor police station.

The Brighton Beach Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit investigated the case. The accused who was 15 years old during the time of the incident was arrested and appeared in court. He was released into his parents’ custody until he was sentenced on 30 March 2021.

Source: South African Police Service