Con­victed ra­pis­ts sent to pri­son

Graaff-Reinet Advertiser - - Voorblad -

GRAAFF-REI­NET — As a re­sult of ex­cel­lent in­ves­ti­ga­ti­ons by the Graaff-rei­net FCS, se­ver­al ca­ses of ra­pe ha­ve re­cent­ly re­sul­ted in con­victi­ons.

Two ca­ses we­re fi­na­li­sed in the Su­pre­me Court in So­mer­set East. In both ca­ses, which occur­red in March 2016 and March 2017, the sus­pects we­re sen­ten­ced to li­fe im­pri­son­ment.

In Ju­ne 2016, an el­der­ly la­dy was ra­ped by two men at her ho­me in the Graaff-rei­net in­dus­tri­al a­rea, whi­le her hus­band was for­ced to wa­tch. The sus­pects, a­ged 27 and 30 ye­ars, we­re both sen­ten­ced to li­fe im­pri­son­ment for ra­pe, and 15 ye­ars for hou­se rob­be­ry.

An 18-y­e­ar-old wo­man from A­ber­deen was ra­ped in Sep­tem­ber 2015.

The sus­pect, a 29-y­e­ar-old man, has been con­victed and sen­ten­ced to ten ye­ars im­pri­son­ment.

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