A man in South Africa was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment Monday for raping his sister and attempting to kill her while high on drugs.

On July 12, 2019, the unidentified 21-year-old accused got back home after smoking drugs at his friend’s residence. His younger sister, who was 15 at the time of the incident, was alone at home, local news outlet Independent Online reported.

The brother-sister duo got into an argument during which the accused picked up a brick and started beating her. He then asked her for sex and when she refused, he raped her.

"An argument erupted between the two siblings and the brother started beating her with a brick. He then asked her for sex and she refused, He forcefully undressed her. She resisted and he struck her face with a brick. As he raped her, she scratched his face. He then continued striking her on the face and head with a brick," National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Anelisa Ngcakani told the court, News 24 reported.

After assaulting the victim, the accused stabbed her in the abdomen and fled the scene as she lay unconscious.

He was taken into custody four months after the incident and has remained in custody ever since. The accused pleaded guilty to the crime and was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment Monday.

The sentencing comes weeks after a man in South Africa was arrested for allegedly raping and murdering a 4-year-old girl. The victim’s mother and the accused were colleagues. They were partying at a common friend’s residence when the incident took place. Upon noticing the victim’s mother was fast asleep in the living room, the man entered the room where the victim and a few other children were sleeping. He picked up the girl, carried her outside, and raped her in the bushes before strangling her to death. The next morning, the mother filed a missing report, and following a search, the girl’s body was found in the bushes. The accused was arrested and charged with multiple offenses including kidnapping, rape and murder.

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