Rapist receives multiple life sentences
WESTERN Cape police commissioner Lt-Gen Khombinkosi Jula said a meticulous investigation contributed to the hefty jail sentence handed down to a convicted rapist.
Albertus Goeieman, 23, from Clanwilliam was given six life sentences and an additional 10 years imprisonment for raping a 22-year-old woman in August 2015. The sentences will run concurrently.
He was found guilty on seven counts of rape by magistrate John Beelders in the Vanrhynsdorp Magistrate’s Court this week.
Commending the investigating officer, detective WO Francois van Rhyn, for his dedication and commitment in tracing and arresting the culprit, Jula said: “The life sentences handed down to Goeieman are an indication of the high priority we place on our investigation into crimes perpetrated against women and children.
“I trust the lengthy sentence will act as a deterrent to prevent women from falling prey to other sex offenders in this province.”
On the day in question the victim was on her way to a friend in Clanwilliam. Along the way she met Goeieman and asked him if he had seen her friend.
Goeieman told her that her friend was behind a church and asked her to follow him.
When she reached the bushy area, she tried to turn back but Goeieman ran after her, caught her and repeatedly raped her.
Goeieman is concurrently appearing in the Vanrhynsdorp Magistrate’s Court on another charge of rape.
It is alleged that he raped a fellow prison inmate on March 30, 2017, in Vanrhynsdorp prison while awaiting trial.
He is set to appear in court on January 25 next year.