Serial rapist and panty thief jailed

Serial rapist and panty thief jailed
Published: 2015 January 20 11:12:38 (6913 Views)
A married father of one and serial rapist has been found guilty of 30 counts of rape.

Albert Morake would keep his victims' panties as a memento and he has been found guilty on 30 counts of rape.

When his victims asked for them, he would refuse and walk away.

Morake, a Mozambican who has been living in South Africa illegally after fraudulently obtaining a South African ID about 20 years ago, started his reign of terror in 2007.

His criminal career was interrupted by a short prison sentence he served from 2008 for an unnamed offence not related to the rape cases.

On his release in 2010, he started terrorising the communities of Tembisa, Ivory Park, Olievenhoutbosch, Kaalfontein, Rabie Ridge and Olifantsfontein.



One of his victims was a 14-year-old girl.

When he was finally arrested on August 19, 2012 he was facing 175 charges that included 53 of kidnapping, 27 of robbery with aggravating circumstances, 34 of rape, 12 of sexual offences and related matters, and eight of unlawful possession of a firearm.

Morake's accomplice is still at large.

Morake pleaded not guilty to the charges but his DNA was found on his victims.

Handing down judgment in the high court in Johannesburg sitting in Palm Ridge on Monday, Judge Rean Strydom said Morake's modus operandi was to attack couples standing outside their houses or sitting in their cars in front of their homes.

He would then force the men into the back seat and tie them up, take the women into the bushes and rape them.

Morake also threatened his victims with a gun.



Source - IOL

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