Two children raped, man gets 40 years sentence, Hogsback

South African Police Service

Two children raped, man gets 40 years sentence, Hogsback
Two children raped, man gets 40 years sentence, Hogsback

Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga welcomed the forty years imprisonment. “That’s the only place where this sadist who has caused irreversible damage and lifetime scars on these two young children belong.

This sentence should send a clear message to other would be offenders. Leave the children alone and let them play!” she said

51 year old Andries Van Wyk was convicted on two counts of rape and sentenced in the Grahamstown High Court on Friday 20th April 2018. He was handed 20 years imprisonment for each count. The sentences will run concurrently.

During early May 2017, two friends aged 6 and 7 were playing in the yard at one of their grandmother’s home Hogsback near Alice. They are unrelated. Both their grandmothers had gone to a funeral at a local village.

The accused who was home, lived with one of their grandmothers. The accused gave both the children wine and whilst they were inebriated, he took turns to rape them.

One of the witnesses who was drinking with the accused the previous day went to him with the intention of having a drink with him when he witnessed him naked with both the children. He told his wife to go to the house and see what was going on and did not explain the details. His wife accompanied by her friend, were met with the sight of him holding one of the children over his naked body.

The matter was reported to the SAPS and the suspect was arrested the same day. The case was investigated by the Alice Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offence Unit.

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