Man sentenced to 400 years in prison after r@ping 10-year-old stepdaughter 1 000 times. The Verulam man was further given a 173-year prison sentence after being found guilty of 56 counts relating to r@pe, human trafficking, s.e.xual grooming, s.e.xual abuse and distribution of child p0rn0graphy.
A 46-year-old man, who r@ped his 10-year-old stepdaughter close to 1 000 times over five years, was sentenced to nine life terms in the Durban High Curt on Friday.
The Sunday Times Daily reported that the man, an auto electrician by trade who cannot be named to protect the identity of the child, had also deliberately laced his fingers with acid to burn off his fingerprints in an apparent attempt to prevent him being linked to other crimes.
He was arrested in June 2018 at his home in Verulam, north of Durban, after the child confided in a neighbour about the alleged abuses. The neighbour rallied a group of women who confronted the man when he returned home from work.
Private security company Reaction Unit SA (Rusa) spokesperson Prem Balram said they were called in for assistance after a group of residents had discovered horrifying videos of the rap_es on the man’s mobile phone.
“His mobile phone was confiscated and several video recordings of rap_e were found. Recordings of other men and women engaged in s.e.xual activity with the child were also found in the memory card. Pictures of the accused using woman’s lingerie were also discovered on the phone.”
Dild0s and other s.e.x toys used to penetrate the girl during s.e.xual acts were also confiscated in the home.