Rape accused sentenced in Uitenhage Regional Court
Media Statement by
South African Police Service
09 July 2012
The success of the SAPS is also dependent on the number of successful convictions we make. The harsher sentences imposed upon criminals must be influenced by the kind of detective work conducted by police. When society is affected by crime, they need to have hoped that police will do their best to protect them.
Two Kamesh men were sentenced today (9/07) in the Uitenhage regional court for rape. On the 24 July 2010 at about 01:00, a 16 year old teenager was walking home in Tuna Street Tiryville when she was attacked by the two accused. Benjamin Jaggers (18 yrs) and Neville Kock (23 yrs) emerged from the bushes and threatened the teenager at knife point. Both men raped her.
The men were arrested shortly after the incident.
On Monday, 9/07, Jaggers was sentenced to 9 years imprisonment while Kock was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment for the rape. The investigating officer in the case was D/W/O Adri Roos from the Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit in Uitenhage (FCS).
The safety and security of our citizens remain a priority and sentences such as this restores the publicís faith in the SAPS.
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