The Regional Court in Modimolle, Limpopo this week handed a 40-year-old man life sentence for rape of his 15-year-old stepdaughter.

The court heard that the man, who was 38 at the time, repeatedly raped his 15-year-old stepdaughter for a period of two years. This happened between 2020 and 2021.

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The Court further heard that the mother of the victim would wake the victim up, telling her that her father had to perform ritual exercises on her in the middle of the night.

The mother alleged that she was not aware of exactly what was happening to her daughter.

 The case was successfully investigated by Sergeant Motlatjo Tukakgomo of Modimolle Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit.

POLICE WELCOME LIFE SENTENCE FOR THE RAPE OF A STEPDUAGHTER

The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has welcomed the life sentence.

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“We commend the sterling investigations conducted by Sergeant Tukakgomo that secured the life imprisonment. This sentence will send a strong message against child rapists or molesters that the Police are determined to deal with crimes perpetrated against women and children,” said Lieutenant General Hadebe.

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