The South African Police Service welcomes the rape sentencing that was handed down to a 35 year old Delportshoop man, in the Barkly West Regional court recently. The accused was sentenced to 25 years direct imprisonment for the rape.
On 25 August 2018 at about midnight a 38 year old female victim was sleeping in her shanty in Delportshoop when the accused, at that stage her boyfriend, arrived. He woke her up and demanded to have sex with her. The victim refused and was assaulted by the accused who forcefully removed her clothes and raped her twice.
The accused was arrested the same afternoon and the police successfully opposed bail, therefore he remained in custody up until his sentencing. On 21 January 2020, the accused was found guilty and sentenced to 25 years imprisonment.
The Provincial Head for Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences unit in the Northern Cape, Brigadier Nicky Mills applaud the Investigating Officer, Constable Patience Fortuin, for her hard work and meticulous investigation which led to this superb sentence.
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