The Western Cape’s Police Management has applauded the jail sentences imposed on rapists and sexual offenders.

Two men have been sentenced to life behind bars for raping a teenage boy in Tulbagh.

Raydon and Eben Fortuin were sentenced in the Tulbagh Regional Court on Wednesday.

They raped a 17-year-old boy in May 2020.

He was walking home from a friend’s house in the Klein Begin informal settlement when they cornered and attacked him.

The police’s Ndakhe Gwala says the teenager reported the crime and shortly thereafter arrests were made.

“A case of rape was registered and Ceres Family violence Child protection and Sexual Offences Unit members accompanied the victim to a medical institution for medical assistance. Two days later, the suspects were arrested and charged. Both perpetrators were sentenced to life imprisonment, following a sterling investigation by the detectives”.

In another sex-related crime.

The Vredenburg Regional court sentenced Andries Andrews – to 20 years in prison for rape and child pornography.

The 22-year-old – was arrested in June 2021, after a pornographic video of a 7-year-old boy surfaced.

“The Vredenburg Family violence Child protection and Sexual Offences Unit obtained statements from the victim with the assistance of a forensic social worker and it was revealed that the incident happened more than once. On 1 September 2022, the suspect was convicted of rape and making of child pornography”, said Gwala.