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54-year-old JBay man jailed after mum found him raping her 9-year-old daughter

Nov 21, 2017
54-year-old JBay man jailed after mum found him raping her 9-year-old daughter

The Humansdorp Cluster Commander, Brigadier John Lebok, expressed his satisfaction with the life sentence handed down in the Humansdorp Regional Court on Friday, to 54-year-old Brian Van Der Hoof for raping a 9-year-old girl in Jeffrey's Bay last year.

"Police are encouraged by these hefty sentences that are handed down to culprits, who commit crimes against women and children," he added.

"This sentence will send out a strong message to the community that perpetrators of crimes against women and children are being dealt with and are receiving harsher sentences."

On Friday, the Humansdorp Regional Court sentenced Van Der Hoof to life imprisonment for the charge of rape, which occurred on Wednesday, 30 November 2016, in Jeffrey's Bay.

"The court heard how the mother of a nine-year-old victim saw the accused Brian Van Der Hoof raping her daughter in the bed room during the early hours of the morning," said police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli.

"Hoof was engaged to the mother of the victim at the time of the incident. Hoof entered the bedroom of the victim while she was asleep and raped her."