Teens sentenced for rape of boy, 10

Johannesburg - Four teenage boys have each been sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment for raping another boy, by the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court, the National Prosecuting Authority said on Tuesday.

Regional spokesperson Phaladi Shuping said the boys were sentenced on Monday.

"Magistrate Jan Greyvenstein sentenced the boys, aged between 13 and 15 years, for raping a 10-year-old boy in November 2011", he said in a statement.

The sentences were suspended for five years.

Greyvenstein said even though the victim impact assessment showed the boy was still traumatised as he was not doing well at school, the accused would not be given the minimum sentence. This was due to their age and because they had shown remorse, he said.

Shuping said the court heard that on the day of the crime, the boys walked to the soccer grounds for soccer practice. After practice the four took the 10-year-old to a secluded place and raped him.

"The four boys said in court they were playing a 'game' with the victim and in this game they had to penetrate him. They thought that the victim is giving them consent because he was taking part in the game."

Prosecutor Louis York said even if the victim gave consent, that consent could have not been legal because he was under 12 years.

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Candy Tatum M 2014-09-02 04:50:23 PM
WTF?!!! [ " - " ] Playing games??? I'm speechless.
Jabulani Nicholas Lushaba 2014-09-02 04:53:27 PM
Oooh no!!! Mbeki said 12yr olds can nw legally hav sex.... eish, that i forgot
Mauritz Langeveld 2014-09-02 05:00:23 PM
A penetration game???? WHAT THE HELL DID I JUST READ????
Jabue MaTembe Ngubane 2014-09-02 05:30:01 PM
SIES!!!!!
Mammone Tau 2014-09-02 05:35:37 PM
Im Lost for Words
Dumeza Nkala 2014-09-02 05:38:23 PM
As a teacher, l find it weird to take out the concept of punishment from the system of education! Who said punishment has always got to be corporal? People who are running the education system are weird themselves, so what do you expect from students? p punish my own kids for wrong doing, and for argument's.sake, they are top achievers at school. Can government do the same?
Dumeza Nkala 2014-09-02 05:38:31 PM
As a teacher, l find it weird to take out the concept of punishment from the system of education! Who said punishment has always got to be corporal? People who are running the education system are weird themselves, so what do you expect from students? p punish my own kids for wrong doing, and for argument's.sake, they are top achievers at school. Can government do the same?
Jurie Flippen Els 2014-09-02 05:49:05 PM
Result of a "Fatherless Generation"! Our society has a disease that should be wiped out!!
Jacky Owens 2014-09-02 05:51:47 PM
Dogs worse
Allison Godwin Joubert 2014-09-02 05:57:18 PM
14 years ago I was teaching at a farm school and I came across this "game". Seems quite common among rural people?? When I confronted the parents and tried to take the matter further they thought I was mad. They told me this kind of thing was quite normal and I was making a big thing of nothing.... I now see that kind of people group as being different to me and I draw a boundary line between them and me. I am encouraged by the adverse reaction to this article makes me realise that it is not the entire world that has gone mad, just a small community in Mpumalanga.