Life sentences for parents who raped their own children | Witness
A Pretoria couple was sentenced this week to two life sentences each for various sex crimes, including the abuse of their own two children and drug possession.
The 39-year-old man and 33-year-old woman were found guilty of rape, forcible rape, sexual assault, sexual grooming, exhibitionism, child neglect and drug possession by Pretoria North Regional Court on Tuesday.
Lumka Mahanjana, NPA regional spokesperson for Pretoria, said these sexual abuse crimes were committed against her five-year-old girl and an eight-year-old boy in 2014.
He added that the children were found by the community police forum in a nearby park, looking dirty, scared and hungry in August 2014. They were then taken to the police station.
The children told the police where they lived …