Convicted child rapist Nicholas Ninow’s application for leave to appeal his conviction and sentence has been dismissed by the High Court in Pretoria.

Ninow was sentenced to life in prison for raping the then seven-year-old girl at a Dros restaurant in Silverton, Pretoria, in 2018.

He was also sentenced for five years in prison for possession of drugs and another, five years for defeating the ends of justice.

In the video below, Judge Mosopa sentences Ninow to life in prison:

 

Judge Papi Mosopa had accepted the young victim’s testimony that Ninow followed her to the bathroom, confirming that the attack was premeditated.

But Ninow insisted that he acted on impulse at the time of the crime.

Ninow told the court he wanted a chance to work towards leading a better life.

He said spending the rest of his life in prison will not allow him to fix things with his grandmother and raise his son.

The video below, shows Ninow testifying in court requesting a second chance in life: