THE Durban Regional Court on Friday, 19 October convicted and sentenced Bluff resident Wayne Robert Parkes (49) to two terms of life imprisonment and 10 years’ imprisonment for sexually violating a then six-year-old child in November 2016.
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Parkes was found to have raped a child on two different occasions at his Bluff home.
He also took photographs of a child and circulated them.
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Detectives from the provincial family violence, child protection and sexual offences unit (serial and electronic crime investigation) arrested the accused and seized his cellphone along with other items. His arrest followed an investigation by the team after intelligence was received about these sinister deeds being committed at a residential premises on the Bluff.
The accused was held in custody from the time of his arrest until sentencing. FCS members took a well-investigated docket to court which led to the successful prosecution. Parkes was sentenced to two terms of life imprisonment for rape and 10 years’ imprisonment for possession and creation of 3,287 items of child pornography.
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