Rape of 3 young nephews and niece, teenager sentenced to 80 years imprisonment

South African Police Service

Rape of 3 young nephews and niece, teenager sentenced to 80 years imprisonment
Rape of 3 young nephews and niece, teenager sentenced to 80 years imprisonment

During October 2021, the Estcourt FCS Unit secured a sentence of 80 years imprisonment for an 18-year-old man who allegedly raped his three nephews and niece aged between seven and nine years old.

The Estcourt Regional Court sentenced the accused to 20 years imprisonment for each count, however the sentences will run concurrently.

It is alleged that accused would call the victims to his room one by one and rape them.

The mother of one of the victims overheard her son narrating his ordeal to his older brother and intervened.

The victims were questioned and they all confirmed being raped by their uncle. Four counts of rape were opened for investigation and the uncle was arrested. He was remanded in custody until he was sentence.

The Estcourt FCS Unit detectives did an exceptional job and treated every little piece of evidence with caution which led to the successful conviction and sentencing of the accused.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service