South African serial rapist found guilty on 70 charges
Tsediso Letsoenya (37) is finally behind bars after he was found guilty of no less then 70 cases of rape, attempted rape, assault and robbery. His sentence is yet to be decided upon.
According to Cape Town's High Court the former naval seaman is guilty of 28 rapes, 2 attempted rape cases, 28 counts of indecent assault, eight robberies with aggravating circumstances, two counts of assault and two cases of crimen injuria - a term that refers to humiliating victims by forcing them to undress before ordering them to a separate location.
The bulk of the crimes took place between 2003 and 2005.
According to the local newspaper The Cape Times Letsoenya "would first demand that his victims, many of whom were couples, strangers or parents and children, perform sexual acts on one another before he would take over and rape the women. Those who refused were pistol-whipped and slapped. Some of the victims were minors, and one woman was raped three times in her daughter's presence."
South Africa is one of the countries in the world with the highest rape statistics. In 2006, every 28 seconds a woman was subjected to rape.