A magistrate said that a Stutterheim farmer and his mother-of-five domestic worker had robbed childhood of their innocence and they will carry the lingering effects of the crimes forever‚ Daily Desptach reported on Friday.
Ignatius Kitching sentenced William Knoetze‚ who paid the woman to prostitute her daughter and her friends to him “satisfy his sick emotions of sexual lust”‚ was sentenced to 15 years in jail on Thursday.
The woman – who recruited two of her her neighbours’ daughters‚ aged 11 and 15 – was sentenced to 12 years for human trafficking and 10 years for sexual exploitation.
In handing down the sentence‚ Kitching was scathing‚ saying the woman failed as a parent.
“Instead of guiding the children‚ as a mother‚ you delivered them to this evil man. You have forsaken every responsibility of being a parent‚” he said.
“You must have considered their pain and emotional trauma. Yet you disregarded all that responsibility for small monetary gain.”
Between June 2012 and January 2014‚ Knoetze would pay the woman for sexual intercourse with her daughter under the pretence that he would pay for her education‚ the paper reported.
Knoetze was sentenced to 15 years for each rape count‚ 12 years for the human trafficking charges and 10 years for the sexual exploitation charges. The sentences are to run concurrently.
– Daily Dispatch/RDM News Wire