A 31-year-old mother of two from the Free State was beaten with a hefty sentence by the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court on February 23, 2022. This follows the incident of rape and attempted murder of her son – who was three years old at the time – in 2018.
The woman appeared in court on Wednesday and was sentenced to 18 years in prison for rape, sex crimes committed against her son and his attempted murder.
According to TimesLivewas the first child of the 31-year-old woman who testified before the Mangaung Metro Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offenses Unity.
“She has been sentenced to eight years for attempted murder,” South African Police (juice) said Lieutenant Colonel Thabo Covane.
“All of these sentences were completely suspended for five years. The court sentenced the accused to 18 years in prison for rape. All other sentences run simultaneously with the [first] punishment,” Lieutenant Colonel Covane told… TimesLive†
20-month-old dies after being raped, father arrested
In another child rape incident that happened in early February, 20 month old toddler died after allegedly being raped by her 27-year-old father.
The man was arrested on February 3, 2022 by the community of Ntsimbini A/A, Tankini Vanir-exodusity in Port St Johns.
The father was held on charges of rape and murder and appeared in court on February 7.
Residents of Port St Johns carried out a The Vanir-exodus’s arrest on the man after the baby was rushed to hospital. She did not survive the ordeal.
According to the Eastern Cape Police Department, the man’s sister “watched the incident and alerted the police and the community”.
Police said the child’s mother had gone to town at the time of the incident and left the baby with the father. The couple is not divorced and lives and cares for the child together.
There are currently no details available about the child’s mother.
Additional information by Narissa Subramoney