Three found guilty of gang raping gay man in landmark verdict for South Africa.

 | 
02/08/2022

Three men have been found guilty of the gang rape of a gay man in South Africa – the first time the country has issued a guilty verdict in a male rape case. Austin Fritz, Rodney Beukes and Peter John Adams were due to be sentenced Monday (7 February) but the hearing has been postponed until 1 March. The trio kidnapped a young gay man in the Western Cape’s Ceres region in August 2017 and repeatedly raped him, lawyers told the Worcester Regional court. It also emerged that one of the three men was a minor at the time of the attack, and he already had a criminal record for violent crime. The judge was told it was the second time the victim had been targeted by the trio, but that he had not reported the first attack. “A young gay man, gang-raped by three straight men, and all three have been found guilty of kidnapping and rape, which is a great win for us,” Sharon Cox, from LGBT+ outreach organisation The Triangle Project, told Eyewitness News.

Regions: ,

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 06/24/2024
06/23/2024
House Deputy Speaker and Las Piñas Rep. Camille Villar has called for a stop to the continuing discrimination against members of the LGBTQIA+ community. During …
Added on: 06/24/2024
06/23/2024
We always knew Oscar-nominated actress, Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, was a queen. But it wasn’t until 2022 that we learned Ellis-Taylor was a bisexual queen. Two years …
Added on: 06/24/2024
06/23/2024
The US ambassador in Budapest has accused the government of Hungary’s far-right prime minister, Viktor Orbán, of using a “machinery of fear” to launch …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 06/21/2024
WINDHOEK, June 21 (Reuters) – A high court in Namibia declared two colonial-era laws that criminalised same-sex acts between men unconstitutional on Friday, in …
Added on: 06/19/2024
An alleged gay, identified as “Junior”, has been mercilessly beaten for allegedly attempting to have a sexual affair with a young man in Assin …
Added on: 06/18/2024
Barely two weeks after Constant Mutamba took office as Justice Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, he ordered public prosecutors to prosecute homosexuals …