Man (51) handed 37 life sentences for rape, producing child porn

He was convicted for raping seven of his young daughter’s friends during sleepovers.

FILE: The 37 life sentences and 10 year sentence will run concurrently.	Picture: RSC Inc.

CAPE TOWN - A 51-year-old George father has been handed 37 life sentences for raping seven of his young daughter's friends.

He was also handed an additional 10-year sentence for producing child pornography.

The man, who was arrested in December 2014, may not be named to protect his daughter.

He was convicted and sentenced on 37 charges of child rape and 29 charges of creating child pornography.

The 37 life sentences and 10-year sentence will run concurrently.

The National Prosecuting Authority says this means the 51-year-old will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

It had emerged in court he had drugged and raped seven of his daughter's friends during sleepovers.

The State had agreed to drop around 3,000 other charges in a plea agreement in January.