Man 81, sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for rape of girl, 6

Man 81, sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for rape of girl, 6

81 year old man sentences to 15 years in prison for rapping a 6 year old

For the rape and indecent assault of a six-year-old girl, an 81-year-old man from Balfour in Mpumalanga was sentenced to 15 years direct imprisonment.

In 2004, there was an incident.

Last month, the accused was found guilty of the allegations by the Secunda Regional Court.

The man was sentenced to four years in prison for indecent assault and 15 years for rape by the court.

The sentences were ordered to run concurrently by the court.

Evidence before the court revealed that in 2004, the victim was attending a nursery school owned by the accused and his wife in Balfour.

On the day of the incident, the accused coerced the young child to accompany him to his bedroom and promised to give her a packet of peanuts.

The court heard once the child was inside his bedroom, he locked the door, tied her up, undressed her and raped her.

Even though the matter was reported nine years later, the State led the evidence of the victim who testified that the accused threatened to rape her again if she reported the rape incident to anyone.

The victim’s mother also testified and told the court what she had observed from her daughter.

A forensic assessment report, including a J88 report, was presented to the court, which proved the victim was sexually assaulted.

During sentencing, the court determined that there were strong reasons to depart from the life sentence, taking into account the accused’s age and punishing him accordingly.

Sonja Ntuli, Mpumalanga’s Acting Director of Public Prosecutions, praised the cooperation between the investigating officer and the state prosecutor.

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