#GBV: FS father jailed for raping daughter

───   KEKELETSO MOSEBETSI 15:58 Mon, 04 Oct 2021

#GBV: FS father jailed for raping daughter | News Article

A Bloemfontein father has been handed ten years' direct imprisonment for raping his biological daughter.

The Free State police spokesperson, Motantsi Makhele, says the provincial commissioner, Baile Motswenyane, applauded all law enforcement agencies that ensured that justice is served, especially to the most vulnerable.

Makhele says on Thursday evening, 27 February 2020, while the 18-year-old victim was asleep at her home in Grassland, Bloemfontein, her father allegedly entered her bedroom and forcefully raped her.

He says that on the same night following her ordeal, the victim reported the matter to the police and the 42-year-old man was arrested. Makhele says the suspect has been in custody since the day of the incident and on Tuesday 28 September 2021, the suspect was sentenced handed ten years' direct imprisonment by the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court.

OFM News/Kekeletso Mosebetsi

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