Galeshewe rape accused sentenced to 18 years direct imprisonment

Galeshewe rape accused sentenced to 18 years direct imprisonment
Galeshewe rape accused sentenced to 18 years direct imprisonment. Image source: Pixabay

The Northern Cape SAPS management welcomed the sentence handed down to a 64-year-old male accused in the Galeshewe Regional Court recently.

On Saturday, 09 April 2022 at 21:00, the accused visited his friend in Vergenoeg, Galeshewe.

The 8-year-old female victim’s father went to fetch something at his neighbours’ house, leaving the victim with the accused in the house. When the father returned from the neighbours’ house, the victim reported to her father that the accused raped her.

The police were notified and a case docket was open and the accused was arrested for rape.

On Friday, 29 September 2023, the accused was found guilty and convicted and sentenced to 18 years direct imprisonment by the Galeshewe Regional Court.

The Northern Cape, Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Koliswa Otola commended the Investigating Officer, Detective Warrant Officer Aretha Claasen for her outstanding investigation which led to the conviction and sentence of the accused and indicated that violence perpetrated against the vulnerable members of society will not be tolerated , especially women and children.

Content retrieved from: https://www.saps.gov.za/newsroom/msspeechdetail.php?nid=48845.