Man gets life imprisonment for raping boy (15)

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Man gets life imprisonment for raping boy (15)
Man gets life imprisonment for raping boy (15)

On 11 September 2018, Inkanyezi Regional Court convicted and sentenced a 55 year old man for raping a 15 year old boy.

On 1 July 2016, the victim and the accused were seated in the lounge watching a television when the accused raped the victim whilst other family members were asleep. On the following day, the accused took the victim into his vehicle, took him for a drive and made him believe that he regrets his actions.

He then repeatedly raped the victim inside his vehicle and threatened him should he inform anyone.

The victim reported the incident and the case of rape was opened at Melmoth police station and it was assigned to Eshowe Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit for investigation who did not waste time, they swiftly arrested the accused.

He appeared in court where he was granted bail until his successful prosecution. He was convicted on two counts of rape and sentenced to life imprisonment one count and 15 years imprisonment for second count.

He was declared unfit to possess a firearm. He applied for a leave to appeal his sentence and also applied to be released on bail during the appeal of which was not granted.

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