A 28-year-old North West man has been sentenced to 25 years’ imprisonment for raping a 14-year-old girl in 2021.
According to police spokesperson, Colonel Adele Myburgh, the sentencing comes after he raped the victim in the early hours of Thursday morning, 1 April last year.
He was sentenced by the Ventersdorp Magistrate’s Court.
“The accused was caught by the victim’s aunt, raping the teenager inside a toilet in Appeldraai Village, close to Ventersdorp,” Myburgh added.
He was a friend of the family.
The incident was reported to police, and he was arrested five days later.
“The accused was found guilty [of] rape and sentenced to 25 years’ imprisonment, on two counts of rape.”
The man was also declared unfit to possess a firearm in terms of Section 103 of the Firearms Control Act, 2000 (Act No. 60 of 2000) and his name was included in the National Child Protection Register as a person unsuitable to work with children, in terms of Section 120(4) of the Children’s Act, 2005 (Act No. 38 of 2005).