Rape, trafficking trial ends with heavy prison terms – The Namibian

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A Russian citizen and a Walvis Bay resident convicted on a number of prices of rape and human trafficking involving 5 teenage women had been sentenced to jail phrases of 35 years and 25 years, respectively, on the finish of their trial within the Windhoek Excessive Court docket on Friday.

Decide Claudia Claasen sentenced Russian nationwide Alexander Krylov (62) to an efficient jail time period of 35 years on 10 counts of rape and 10 prices of human trafficking.

Krylov’s co-accused, Anna Engelbrecht (32), who was discovered responsible on three prices of rape and 5 counts of kid trafficking a month in the past, was sentenced to an efficient jail time period of 20 years.

Krylov, who has been employed by the Namibian Ports Authority as a marine pilot since 2002, and Engelbrecht had been each concerned in a collection of incidents throughout which Krylov had intercourse with underage women at Walvis Bay between January and October 2017.

The courtroom discovered that Engelbrecht, who’s a mom of three kids, launched the women to Krylov for the aim of sexual exploitation, and that she additionally prompted him to commit sexual acts with the women below coercive circumstances.

One of many women was 13 years previous on the time, one was 14, two had been 15 years previous, and one was 16 on the time of the incidents.

Krylov admitted in the course of the trial that he had intercourse with the women, however claimed he paid them for intercourse, that the women had been prepared members of their encounters, and that he didn’t know that any of the women had been underage on the time.

The circumstances below which Krylov had intercourse with the women – together with their ages and deprived residence backgrounds – cumulatively amounted to coercive circumstances below the Combating of Rape Act, with the end result that the sexual encounters constituted rape, the decide reasoned when she delivered her verdict within the trial.

* Learn extra within the subsequent version of The Namibian.

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