A criminal with 10 previous convictions was yet again found guilty of raping a 13-year-old minor at Dukwi village in 2008.
Diketso Dipelaelo , 30 of Botshabelo ward was on Monday this week sent to High Court for sentencing after a Francistown magistrate Siziba Sijabuliso convicted him of raping his primary school going sister’s playmate.
The convict who has a crime record ranging from theft, burglary, stock theft and assault committed between 2000 -2004 is said to have lured the little girl together with his sister to put up in a tent which he used as his bedroom at Dukwi village.
In the middle of the night while his sister was fast asleep Dipelaelo raped her friend.
Pleading for mercy before he was convicted for molesting the girl, Dipelaelo who had earlier on pleaded not guilty to the offence, asked the court to backdate his sentence from the day he was thrown behind bars after committing the crime.
“I have been rooting in prison for ages, so I humble ask this honourable court to consider back dating my sentence to the time I was first thrown behind bars,” said Dipelaelo who is now waiting for his sentence.
Oteng Selalame from Dukwi Police prosecuted.
DIPELAELO’S CRIME RECORD
Year Crime Sentence
2000 Theft Three strokes
2002 Assault Two strokes
2002 Theft Five strokes
2002 Theft P50 or two months
2002 Theft Three months
2002 Burglary/theft Three strokes and six months
2004 Assault Three strokes
2004 Assault Four strokes
2004 Burglary Nine months
2004 Theft Four strokes