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

Kimberley : 06 March 2023 : The SAPS welcomes the 22 year rape sentence that was handed down to a 32 year old Mothibistad man for raping a 6 year old girl.

On 28 November 2016 at about 18:00 the neighbour told the victim his money fell into his unused pit toilet and requested her to assist him to retrieve the cash.

The aunt noticed both the victim and the neighbour coming out of the toilet and the girl was crying. The girl reported the rape to her aunt and the accused was arrested.

Police opposed bail and the accused remained in custody up until his sentencing. The accused was found guilty on rape and sentenced on 2 March 2023 in the Kuruman Regional Court to 22 years direct imprisonment.

The Provincial Head for Family Violence,  Child Protection and Sexual Offences(FCS) unit, Brig Kheswa applauded Captain Keitumetse Semetsa of the Kuruman FCS for her meticulous investigation that led to this outstanding sentence. GBVF as well as the safety and security of women and children remains one of the priorities of the SAPS, said Brig Kheswa ".