Life imprisonment handed down to woman for raping boy (10)

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Life imprisonment handed down to woman for raping boy (10)
Life imprisonment handed down to woman for raping boy (10)

The Eshowe Regional Court convicted and sentenced a 30 year old women to life imprisonment for raping her 10 ten year old cousins brother. The sentence was handed down on 2 April 2019, after the court heard how she raped a boy last year at Maqhekeza area, Eshowe.

This will send a strong message to other criminals who might be involved in such criminal activities.

On 24 August 2018, the accused (30) was invited to a birthday party of the younger brother of the victim at Maqhwakazi area, Eshowe. After the party, family members, the victim and the accused went to sleep in a rondavel house. In the middle of the night the accused was caught raping a 10 year old boy inside the rondavel.

When the boy was questioned about rape, he told his mother that he was raped twice before by the same accused. A case of rape was opened at Eshowe police station for further investigation. After an intensive investigation by our experience Eshowe Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit members, the accused was arrested the following month and he was charged for rape.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service