Life imprisonment for Kokstad rapist

DURBAN – Samron May (33) appeared at the Kokstad Regional Court on 09 October 2020 for rape where he was sentenced to life imprisonment.
It is alleged that on 8 September 2018, a 14-year-old female and her friend were at the accused place of residence at Dower Street in Kokstad. When her friend left the house to the nearby shop, the accused saw the opportunity to rape victim. The victim tried to fight the accused but he overpowered and threatened before sexually violating her.
Fearing for her life, the young lady told no one about the ordeal but the pain and keeping the secret became unbearable and she attempted to commit suicide. She was taken to hospital where she finally revealed the pain and suffering she has been going through. The matter was reported to police and a case of rape was opened at Kokstad police station for investigation.
The docket was assigned to the Kokstad Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit for further investigation. The accused was arrested and made several court appearances.
The Acting KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Major General Thulani Gonya welcomed the sentence handed to the accused. “We are pleased with the sentence handed over to the accused and we pray the victim will find peace knowing that the perpetrator will spend the rest of his life behind bars,” he said.

Source: South African Police Service

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