22-year-old man sentenced to life in prison for raping a child

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The Bloemfontein Regional Court has sentenced a 22-year-old man to life imprisonment for raping a 7-year-old girl.

In December 2021, the victim’s grandmother found out that she was raped by a neighbour.

Police spokesperson Mahlomola Kareli says the 7-year-old victim reported to her teacher that a neighbour has been doing nasty things to her, and the teacher accompanied her to the Bloemspruit Police Station, where a case of rape was opened.

Kareli says Mangaung Family Violence Child Protection discovered that the little girl was repeatedly sexually assaulted between December 2021 and February 2022.