Friday, 06 September 2019
Deneysville: The High Court in Zamdela sentenced Lesia Jacob Mokoena (36) to 60 years imprisonment for rape, 1 year for common assault and 3 years for assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm (GBH).
This comes after an ordeal which happened on the 10 April Saturday 2004, when the 18 year old victim was walking home from a local tavern with her three friends. They were approached by two unknown males who started to assault a male friend and the other two friends managed to run away.
After assaulting the male friend, suspects grabbed and dragged the victim by force to a dumping site near the Oranjeville road where they took turns raping the victim.
In the same year on 24 July at about, 19 year old victim was walking with her boyfriend when they met two unknown males who assaulted the victim’s boyfriend then raped her. There were no leads in these two cases.
In 2009 Lesia and his accomplice raped a lady and was positively linked through DNA tests and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment which he is currently serving. It is through this case that suspect was positively linked to the other two cases committed in 2004.
Sergeant Detective Sophie Kgayane of Zamdela FCS left no stone unturned to make sure that the suspect is permanently removed from society. Lesia’s accomplice could not be positively linked to these cases.