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Bhisho rapist handed 3 life sentences

The 26-year-old man was sentenced in the Bhisho High Court on Tuesday after he attacked the little girl in October last year.

Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - A convicted rapist has been handed three life sentences after he kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl near King Williams Town.

The 26-year-old man was sentenced in the Bhisho High Court on Tuesday after he attacked the little girl in October last year.

The child was sent to the shop in the Kwelerane location when the man abducted her and he then raped her in a nearby home.

The police's Siphokazi Mawisa said: “The family together with the community members went to search after she did not come back.

"The suspect assaulted the community member when they found him. He then ran with the girl to his home. He was later found from his home and the suspect fled. He later handed himself to the police.”

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