Convicted rapist Johannes Oelofse, 60, argued, through his lawyer advocate Marius van Wyngaard at the Gauteng High Court, Johannesburg on Thursday that that he should not receive the prescribed minimum sentence for the egregious acts he committed on Dominique Monaghan. Theresa Oelofse and Glen Monaghan, Dominique's biological parents, gave written permission for The Star to publish their real names and photos.
Dominique has been clinically diagnosed with the cognitive abilities of a 6-year-old girl. However, Van Wyngaard maintained that his client's age as well as his anxiety and depression, which he is taking medication for, should allow the court to be lenient on the child rapist.
Oelofse was convicted in May of five grotesque sex crimes including rape, sexual assault, sexually grooming a person who is mentally challenged, exposure or displaying child pornography or pornography to a mentally challenged person, and compelling Dominique to watch him masturbate.