Grandfather rapes his two grandchildren



Grandfather has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for assaulting his grandchildren

A Court in Parow has ordered the sentence of a man found guilty of gender-based violence (GBV) and sexual abuse of children.

He has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for raping his granddaughters.

The 56-year-old man, whose identity is withheld in order to protect the victims, raped, sexually assaulted and walked around naked in front of the five-year-old and nine-year-old victims during a visit at their grandparent’s house in February 2017.

According to Western Cape National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila, the sisters visited their grandparents for a weekend while their parents were relocating.

The children were dropped off on a Friday afternoon and picked up on the Sunday.

Ntabazalila said the eldest daughter informed her mother about the way the man abused her and her sister sexually with his hand.

“She also reported that the accused walked around naked in the house and the grandmother did nothing about it,” he said.

The girls’ parents contacted the police and the children were examined.

The youngest revealed that the incidents occurred several times.

The doctor and both parents testified against the grandfather in court while the grandfather denied any wrongdoing and the grandmother also testified in his defence but there were material contradictions in their testimonies.

“Based on the strong evidence of the state, the defence’s version of events was rejected by the court and he was found guilty.

“The NPA welcomes this sentence as it continues its efforts to fight the scourge of GBV,  femicide and crimes against women and children,” he said.

The accused was found guilty on all six charges and got himself two five-year sentences for sexual assault, two 20-year sentences for rape, and two five-year sentences for flashing.

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