Mpuma molester receives suspended sentence

Mbombela - An Mpumalanga man accused of raping his 5-year-old niece was handed a suspended sentence after his mother unintentionally contaminated evidence.

The man, 43, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim, was sentenced in the Nelspruit Regional Court on Tuesday.

He was arrested in 24 January 2011 after his brother's child reported she was raped on 23 January.

He pleaded not guilty to rape, but was found guilty of sexual assault after Magistrate Erwin Sithole told the court the charge had changed to sexual assault.

He said the accused's mother unintentionally tampered with evidence by using her fingers when examining the child's private parts.

Sithole sentenced the man to four years' imprisonment, which was suspended for five years.

He said the accused's name would be placed in the register of sexual offenders.

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Jamill Ahmed 2014/08/26 11:14:56 PM
Sanni you scam artist
Khanyie Kayser MakaLuniko 2014/08/27 12:10:50 AM
this is sick! The justice system is putting another child at risk by setting this man free. Believe me, he will rape again. And he is very much likely to rape this 5 year old again. He will tell her; see I told you to keep quiet. This is pathetic!!!!!!!! If I was the child's mother I would personally squeeze his balls out! Tha little girl must be feeling so helpless.
Blade Runner 2014/08/27 01:11:47 AM
Unreal.....what justice is that for the girl. Sentences are now getting rediculous. Justice Dept and ANC destroying the country. What a joke.
Rael Codron 2014/08/27 02:56:10 AM
How can you get a suspended sentence for sexual assault of a 5 year old????????????????? How much worse of a crime must one commit to go to prison?
Tiaan de Witt 2014/08/27 04:08:31 AM
Is this man`s surname zuma? Cause that name seems to get away with rape,theft and even murder these days!
mlindos 2014/08/27 04:10:37 AM
Im sure rapists will be glad to know that after raping someone, all you need to do to tamper with th evidence and receive a suspected sentence is stick a finger up there... wow great justice system we have
Andries Kopo King Shai 2014/08/27 04:53:19 AM
Opening a case sometimes is just opening up trauma and pain for yourself. You wait for 3 years to hear this
Karen 2014/08/27 05:39:46 AM
Just when I thought the justice system is getting better
On The Edge 2014/08/27 06:09:25 AM
Jail the Mother!
Khutso Bokaba 2014/08/27 06:10:25 AM
This system is failing us