Accused sentenced for the rape of a minor

The Odendaalsrus Regional Court sentenced Itumeleng Samuel Tolo (32) for raping a minor at K6 section of Kutloanong on Saturday, 11 September 2021 at about 19:00.

A 10-year-old girl was playing with her friends on the street when a man known to her as her neighbour, grabbed her and forcefully took her to the graveyard.

He strangled and slapped her and told her that he will kill her if she did not do as he said. He ultimately raped the child and left her at the scene.

The child walked home and reported to her parents who took her to the police station to register a case of rape. The case was assigned to Detective Sergeant Mabote Lebone of the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS).

Through the investigator’s diligence and dedication, the accused was found guilty as charged and was sentenced to 30 years direct imprisonment.

Source: South African Police Service