Rapist sentenced to 20 years by Vryburg Court
By Ramotswedi Rammutla
Vryburg: The Vryburg Magistrate Court handed down a 20 year sentence to Pheello Baikepi fir two counts of rape.
Baikepi has been in detention since his arrest on Friday, 1 November 2019. He was linked to the rapes through DNA.
“On Saturday, 9 May 2015 the accused met the two victims on their way to a tavern in Vryburg. He waited for them outside the tavern and accompanied the victims when they left at about 20:30, pretending to buy food for them. Along the way, the accused threatened them with a knife, took them to an open field and raped both victims, who were aged 13 and 14 at the time” reports SAPS
General Sello Kwena lauded the Investigating Officer, Sgt Modosaotile Otto of Vryburg Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit, for a job well done.