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2023/03/07      |  Written By:  Lieutenant Colonel S Kock   |   Province:  Northern Cape

Kimberley : 06 March 2023 : The SAPS welcomes the 15 year sentence that was handed down to a 53 year old man for attempting to rape his cousin in Victoria West.

On 27 August 2022 at approximately 20:00 the female victim(39) was on her way home when she was accosted by the accused.

He grabbed her from behind,  forcefully tried to undress her and beat her with a stone on the head.

A passer-by witnessed the incident and came to her rescue, causing the accused to flee. The accused was still on parole for another case and was arrested by the police.

The accused was sentenced on the 03 March 2023 in the Victoria West Regional Court to 15 years direct imprisonment for attempted rape.

The Provincial Head for Family Violence,  Child Protection and Sexual Offences(FCS), Brig Sipho Kheswa applauded WO Vallerie Booysen from the De Aar FCS unit for her relentless efforts in securing the sentence and he also commended the community member that came to the assistance of the victim, for his bravery and quick response. Let's ACT together against GBVF.