It's a sick sick world we live in

  1. Do you believe this story...... it's a sick sick world we live in!
    I actually cried reading this... I can't even imagine!
    This is is a F&$*#@(%&# ANIMAL!

    S.Africa Man Jailed for Life for Baby Rape

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    Jul 26, 11:21 am ET

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African man was sentenced to life imprisonment Friday for raping a nine-month-old baby, in an attack which outraged the country known for its high levels of violent crime.
    South African radio said a High Court judge found David Potse -- at one time the boyfriend of the baby's mother -- guilty after police told the court DNA samples taken from the infant had matched Potse's own.

    "Judge Lacock told the court the crime was the most gruesome form of a human rights violation he had found in his 32-year-old career, and he believed the party deserved the death sentence," the radio station said.

    It said Potse, 23, was sentenced to another 18 years imprisonment for indecent assault. Court officials could not be reached for comment.

    The baby girl, nicknamed Tshepang (Have Hope) to protect her identity, had to have reconstructive surgery to repair her genitals and internal organs.

    Some 21,000 cases of child rape were reported to South African police last year.

    The attacks have been fueled by a myth that sex with a virgin will protect a man against AIDS or even cure him of the disease, that affects one in nine South Africans.

    Potse's trial took place in Upington, a town in South Africa's western Northern Cape province.

    In a separate case in another part of the country, a court sentenced a 48-year-old farm laborer to 27 years imprisonment for raping an 11-year old girl two years ago, the South African Press Association said.


  2. 19 Comments

  3. by   subec
    So Sad.........
  4. by   l.rae
    Dear God in us.....more of this goes on than we know.................LR
  5. by   nrs2bme
    I wonder too... how much of this we never hear about? This not only makes sad it makes me angry! What is wrong with these people?!
  6. by   adrienurse
    I feel nauseated.
  7. by   Furball
    One of the first incarcerated pts I cared for was a baby raper. (a 6 mo old) After that I refused to listen to any guard who was willing to share I could hardly walk into the room. C/O pain made me ug ug.
  8. by   canoehead
    Funny what humans are capable of.
  9. by   Love-A-Nurse
    yes, it is sad. however, did you know that men in africa rape babies and young children with the idea that this will keep them from getting aids?
  10. by   Love-A-Nurse
    oops, it was in the article.
  11. by   oramar
    The one that got me was the group of city counselmen that gang rapped a young woman to punish the family because their young son had talked to one of counselmans daughters. Such good religious muslims they all were. There was actually a hearing and this was the sentence. This was in Pakistan. I think they were rapist looking for a victum and hiding behind their authority
  12. by   Beach_RN
    Yes, I hear about the gang rape story also.... It just sickens me

  13. by   fergus51
    Disgusting all around. The gang rape story is at least going to be going to trial (the rapists and those who ordered it).

    The child rape phenomenon is not limited to S Africa unfortunately. Even in India, young girls are preffered as prostitutes because men think they are less likely to have HIV/AIDS. It illustrates the point that these people need more EDUCATION about this disease. Ignorance is leading to child abuse all over the world.
  14. by   labornurse
    How anyone could feel justified in the torture of little infants is beyond comprehension. I don't care what their beliefs are, it is amazing that anyone could justify such a thing in their mind.