The SAPS management welcomed the various sentences recently handed down to perpetrators of sexual offences across the province.
The first case was of a 49-year-old male who lured 5 girls aged between 9 and 13-years-old to his house in Keimoes where he raped and sexually assaulted them during January 2020.
He was arrested on 29 January 2020 and sentenced as follows:
12 years for rape
4 years for statutory rape and
9 years for sexual assault of three victims.
The second incident occurred on 06 February 2021 at about 02:00 when the 36-year-old male accused broke into the house of a 19-year-old female neighbour in Van Wyksvlei.
He attempted to rape her while she was in bed with her child. She started screaming and the suspect fled but was arrested the next day.
He was sentenced to 8 years imprisonment suspended for 5 years for attempted rape in the Carnarvon Regional Court on 25 January 2023.
In a third unrelated csse on 10 September 2021, a 33-year-old female went to visit a male friend in Kamieskroon.
The suspect escorted the female back home and pinned her down near the river bank and raped her.
The suspect was arrested and sentenced on 27 January 2023 in the Port Nolloth Regional Court to 22 years direct imprisonment.
The fourth case of rape took place on 02 November 2019 at 02:00 after the 30 year old female victim was sleeping when a male broke into her house in Seodin Village in Kuruman.
He strangled her and forcefully raped her twice inside the house.
The accused, Gosego Ntidi (28) was sentenced on 26 January 2023 as follows:
18 years for housebreaking with the intention to rape.
6 years for attempted murder and 4 years for robbery.
The Provincial Commissioner of the Northern Cape, Lieutenant General Koliswa Otola commended the investigating officers from the various Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) units and Provincial Serial Electronic Crime Investigation (SECI) unit for the outstanding sentences secured. Crimes against women and children remains a priority for the SAPS therefore no stone will be left unturned in ensuring that perpetrators thereof are behind bars and brought to justice.
Source: South African Police Service