Rape ‘not traumatic’ for teen
03/04/2006 13:04 - (SA)
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Nelspruit - A man who raped two girls was given a more lenient sentence for raping a developmentally disabled girl, because social workers said she hadn’t been as traumatised by the ordeal.
The social workers told the Nelspruit circuit of the Pretoria High Court on Friday the 14-year-old girl had the mind of a two-year-old child.
As a result, she did not comprehend what was happening to her.
But the other girl, aged seven, was severely traumatised as she was not only raped, but forced to watch the older girl being raped, they said.
Sam Thulane Sibiya, 32, of Friedenheim Farm, outside Nelspruit, was sentenced to 20 years for raping the teenager and life in prison for raping the younger girl.
OK, so he got life…but what if he only raped the teenager? Ghmf