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Life sentence for KZN child rapist

The man was found guilty of raping his eight-year old step-daughter.

FILE: An eight-year-old girl and her sibling was left in the care of their stepfather when the incident occurred. Picture: Mia Spies/EWN.

The child and her sibling had been left in the care of the man while their mother attended a funeral in 2012.

It is reported that shortly after raping the child, the man attempted to buy her silence by giving her a R1 coin.

The child, however, reported the crime to her mother two days later.

The police's Jay Naicker says he hopes more effort will go into ensuring that young children are able to come forward.

"It just goes to show that even young children know what is being done to them is wrong and they need to report it to a responsible adult."