Tuesday, 05 October 2021

Bloemfontein: A father was slapped with ten years direct imprisonment after being found guilty of raping his own biological daughter.

On Thursday evening; 27 February 2020, while the 18-year-old victim was asleep at her home in Grassland; Bloemfontein, her father allegedly came into her bedroom and forcefully raped her.

The same night following her ordeal, the victim went to the police to report the matter. The police reacted swiftly to the complaint and arrested a 42 year-old male, who is the father to the victim.

The suspect has been in custody ever since his arrest and was sentenced to ten years imprisonment by the Bloemfontein Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday; 28 September 2021.

The Free State Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane would like to thank the Investigating Officer, Detective Constable Joseph Mbobo from Mangaung Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) for ensuring that justice was served, especially to the most vulnerable.