Detectives’ Divisional Commissioner welcomes the 15 life plus 30 years sentence meted out to a 66-year-old serial rapist in Cape Town #ActAgainstAbuse #Sentencing

CAPE TOWN – The South African Police Service’s Divisional Commissioner of Detectives, Lieutenant General Tebello Mosikili, has commended the work done by detectives in Cape Town that resulted in the conviction and sentencing of 66-year-old Herman Harker yesterday at the Cape High Court.
Harker has been sentenced to 15 life imprisonments for 15 counts of rape with an additional 30 years for four counts of abduction and two counts of sexual assault. He was arrested on the 13 June 2018 on charges of abduction and rape in Ladismith. The investigating officer’s diligence and hard work supported by the Forensic Service Laboratory’s evidence collected at the other crime scenes and from the rape and sexual assault survivors revealed that Harker was wanted on five more cases of rape, abduction and sexual assault.