Paedophile escapes with suspended sentence

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FRANCISTOWN: A convicted paedophile is counting his lucky stars after receiving a suspended sentence for the 2013 rape of his five year old cousin.

The 22-year-old man received a suspended term of five years in jail wholly suspended for two years on condition that he does not commit a similar offence within that period.

In addition, he was also sentenced to eight strokes after being certified fit by a medical practitioner.

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Parents should be more proactive in children’s lives

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