Fifteen years for the rape of a minor: Santa Centre in Galeshewe

NORTHERN CAPE - The South African Police Service welcomes the rape sentencing that was handed down to a 25-year-old Santa Centre man, in the Galeshewe Regional Court on Friday, 10 May 2019. Piet Jantjie was found guilty on the 9 May 2019 and sentenced the next day to sentence to 15-years imprisonment for the rape of a 13-year-old girl.

On 17 December 2016 at approximately midnight the accused, who is known to the family, entered the room where the 13-year-old girl was sleeping and raped her. A relative caught him in the act and reported the incident to the police. The incident happened in Santa Centre and the accused was arrested hours later and remained in custody up until his sentencing.

The SAPS Provincial Head for Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) in the Northern Cape, Brigadier Nicky Mills lauds D/Sgt Daniel Satisfied for a brilliant job done. It is with pride that we see our members working extremely hard to remove criminals from our streets. The convictions result in justice for the victims concerned and the community feel safer when the perpetrators are incarcerated. It also sends out a stern message and when you do crime, you will do the time.

Source: South African Police Service