Rape of stepdaughter (6), man sentenced to life imprisonment

South African Police Service

Rape of stepdaughter (6), man sentenced to life imprisonment
Rape of stepdaughter (6), man sentenced to life imprisonment

A 32 year old man was sentenced by the Nkomazi Regional Court to life imprisonment, on 20 June 2019 for raping his six year old stepdaughter. The incident occurred on 25 March 2017.

Information gathered during the investigation revealed that the accused raped the girl in the early hours of 25 March 2019, while her mother was preparing lunch packages. She (mother) then went to the bedroom only to find that both the accused and the little girl were out of sight. The accused later emerged and said he had accompanied the girl to the toilet.

The mother who had been left unsettled by the morning’s events then questioned her daughter to get her version of what actually transpired earlier on. The little girl then confessed that she had been raped by her stepfather and further indicated that it was not the first time it had happened and that he warned her not tell anyone.

A case of rape was opened and he was arrested on the same day.

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