A 25-year-old man who raped two girls, aged 9 and 11 and then fell asleep at the scene has been handed two life sentences in a North West court in South Africa.
He had been in custody since his arrest and until his sentences were handed down at the Taung Regional Court on Thursday. It was disclosed he had previous convictions of drug trafficking and assault.
He committed the rape in 2018 and the two victims were down to him.
He was arrested by the Pudimoe Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit at his parents’ house a few hours after the rapes.
The two youngsters were on their way home from a family cultural ceremony one afternoon when they met the accused.
Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone of the North West police confirmed the man took the children to a veld where he raped them and then fell asleep after raping the children.
“As he lay sleeping, the children fled and went home where they told their parents, who then rushed them to a clinic.” Mokgwabone said.
It was confirmed at the clinic that the two youngsters who hailed from Maphoitsile village near Taung had been raped and police were called.
It was easy for the police to arrest him as he is known to the victims.