15 years in jail for rap­ing girl, 5

Pretoria News Weekend - - NEWS -

A 61-YEAR-old man was this week sen­tenced to 15 years im­pris­on­ment by the Tsomo Re­gional Mag­is­trate’s Court for the rape of a 5-year-old girl more than two years ago.

Eastern Cape po­lice spokesper­son Cap­tain Jack­son Manatha con­firmed Mz­imkhulu So­tomela was sen­tenced on Wed­nes­day.

The girl was play­ing with friends in Fe­bru­ary 2016 in Tyinirha vil­lage, Ngqa­makhwe when So­tomela called her to his house where he raped her.

A case was reg­is­tered and taken over by the But­ter­worth Fam­ily Vi­o­lence, Child Pro­tec­tion and Sex­ual Of­fences Unit for in­ves­ti­ga­tion, lead­ing to the ar­rest of So­tomela. – African News Agency (ANA)

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