The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in the Free State has welcomed the two life sentences handed down to Danish National Peter Frederiksen for the rape of a minor and conspiracy to murder his wife.
In 2015, the sixty-five-year-old was found with a collection of female genitalia in his home freezer.
The former gun dealer was also found guilty of manufacturing, distributing and possessing child pornography as well as contravening the Immigration Act.
NPA Provincial Spokesperson Phaladi Shuping explains.
“We are satisfied with the life sentences that have been imposed on the accused. From starting the trial, we were of the view that the appropriate sentence the court could impose is life imprisonment. We understand that there is a rape victim on this case and her family in Lesotho has lost a member because of the actions of the accused and those two cannot be compensated no matter what the sentence imposed.”
Frederiksen was further found to have used fraudulent documentation to enter South Africa.
While handing down judgment, High Court judge Johann Daffue said the Danish national has shown no remorse.
Daffue said he never felt so disgusted while watching a video of Frederiksen raping a minor, adding that children are vulnerable to abuse because the abuser thinks he can get away with it.
The judge also said child abuse and illegal firearms have a great impact on society and that rape victims will always have a psychological scar.
Daffue said Frederiksen has a fixation with female private parts.