Man admits sex with teen girlfriend

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Tonga - An Mpumalanga man accused of having sex with a minor will know his fate on Wednesday.

Themba Given Vilane, 27, of Mdladla village, pleaded guilty in the Tonga Regional Court on Tuesday to a charge of rape, a Sapa correspondent reported.

Magistrate Edgar Moletsane told the court on Tuesday he was very happy that Vilane pleaded guilty instead of wasting the court's time.

“After evaluating all the information in this docket I find you guilty too,” said Moletsane.

Vilane's legal representative, Xolani Mahlalela, told the court his client agreed in a sworn statement that he did have sex with his 15-year-old girlfriend in 2013.

“Indeed we did have sex because I am in love with the victim and I am very sorry that she is a minor,” he said.

Vilane was arrested on June 9, 2013.

Moletsane postponed the case to Wednesday for judgment.

Sapa


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