No signs of rape, doctor tells Modimolle case

A doctor testifying says he's not surprised Ina Bonnette showed no signs of being raped.

Gang-rape and torture victim Ina Bonette is seen in the North Gauteng High Court on Wednesday, 21 November 2012. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA.

PRETORIA - A doctor specialising in sexual violence said on Thursday it was not surprising that the victim of the man dubbed the Modimolle monster showed almost no signs of being raped.

Dr Susanna Grabe said only 10 to 30 percent of rape victims sustain visible injuries.

Another doctor who initially examined Ina Bonnette testified he could find no indication of sodomy and only a few small injuries to her genitals to indicate a possible rape.

A sexual assault crime kit could also not find any semen on her.

Bonnette's alleged rapists have claimed they only pretended to rape her while Johan Kotze was forcing them to sexually assault his estranged wife at gunpoint.

Johan Kotze admitted to torturing and mutilating Bonnette and also to murdering her son, Conrad.