CRIME: Rapist sentenced to 10 years behind bars

A teenage girl was raped by a 34-year-old man.

The Madadeni Regional Court has sentenced a 34-year-old man to 10 years in prison for raping a teenage girl in oSizweni.

According to Newcastle SAPS Corporate Communications and Liaison Officer, Captain Jabulani Ncube, the incident occurred in the Fulathela area in oSizweni at 8pm, on March 23, 2016 while the girl was on her way to her sisters house.

“The matter was later reported to the police, who then handed the case over to the Newcastle Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS),” he said.

After a thorough investigation were conducted, the suspect was arrested two days after being positively identified by the victim.

The case went trial on August 2, 2017 and the suspect was found guilty and duly sentenced.

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Zianne Leibrandt

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