Family friend sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a minor

imprisonment for raping a minorAmor van Greunen, 51, was sentenced to 2 captivity terms within the Port Elizabeth Regional Court on Tuesday 21 July for the rape of a 15-year-old girl.

Van Greunen and his wife were frequent visitors at the shelter were the minor stayed together with her mother and younger brother, they are going there to perform charitable deeds and that they got interested in the girl.

In 2019, the couple grew keen on the girl and sometimes invited her to their home to spend weekends with them. A parent-daughter relationship was developed, she even confided in them and told them that she got raped by her uncle when she was 10.

The relationship soon got shattered when Van decided to bring her home when his wife was away.

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The regional spokesperson Eastern Cape division, Anelisa Ngcakani said between 26 and 27 July, Van came to fetch the girl, he brought her clothes and alcohol and encouraged her to drink. then , he raped her twice. The girl was ready to get help by contacting her teacher through a whatsapp message. Her teacher rushed to the man’s house to fetch her. She also reported the difficulty to the police and he was arrested immediately.

The court finally sentenced him to 2 captivity which is to run concurrently.