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Willowvale teen jailed for ten years for raping 30-year-old woman

Sep 22, 2017
Willowvale teen jailed for ten years for raping 30-year-old woman

The Willowvale Regional Magistrate's Court on Thursday sentenced a 19-year-old man, Thandikhaya Nogqala, to 10 years behind bars for raping a 30-year-old woman in 2015.

"It is alleged that the accused went to the homestead of a 30-year-old woman, who was sleeping with her aunt," said police spokesperon, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The two women were sleeping in different beds.

"The accused raped the victim on the 4th of June 2015, at about 02:00, at Hlabane Location, Ndelani Village, Willowvale."

He said that the accused was connected with the rape through DNA test as the was victim could not identify him.

"The Butterworth Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) investigated the case thoroughly, hence the accused was positively identified through DNA," said Captain Manatha.