Stepfather sentenced 18 years imprisonment

EASTERN CAPE – Butterworth Regional Magistrate’s Court convicted and sentenced 59-year-old man for rape of his stepdaughter aged 18. He was sentenced to undergo 18 years imprisonment on Friday, 11 September 2020 at Butterworth Regional Magistrate’s Court.
On 13 September 2019 at about 13:00 the victim broke her silence to her teachers that she was raped by her stepfather on 15 May 2005. She said that she was raped at their residential place, Railway Houses, Butterworth. She was raped while her mother was at work.
A case of rape was registered at Butterworth Police Station. The case was handed over to Butterworth Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS). The accused was traced and arrested. The names of the accused will be withheld to protect the identity of the victim.

Source: South African Police Service

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