Acting Divisional Magistrate Stanley Tembwe from the Keetmanshoop Regional Court has sentenced Aroab Sebastiaan Abrahams to 10 years imprisonment for raping a minor girl.
Abrahams is said to have lured a six-year-old girl to the veld, where he raped her.
He committed the offense at the age of 15 in Aroab Village in the ||Kharas Region.
Sentencing Abrahams, Tembwe remarked that rape falls in the category that warrants a custodial sentence.
The magistrate said since Abraham committed the offense in his youth, the prescribed minimum sentence of rape of not less than 15 years cannot find application in his case.
Tembwe also ordered the state to ensure the rape victim receives counseling and trauma assessment if she has not already received it.
Prosecutor Abel Munyando represented the state, while Abrahams was represented by the Legal Aid Directorate's lawyer, Edic Kawana.