15 Oct 2013 14:50pm
WINDHOEK, 15 OCT (NAMPA) - A 35-year-old man who stood accused of rape and assault on two women between July and December 2007 at Arandis in the Erongo Region, was found guilty as charged in the High Court here on Tuesday.
Kaviyene Gerson Kamorauo was found guilty on a total of six of counts - namely three counts of rape, two counts of assault and one indecent assault - by High Court Judge Alfred Siboleka.
Kamorauo had raped and assaulted the first woman on 21 July 2007 at Arandis, after which he went on to rape and assault a second woman on the evening of Christmas Day in December 2007, just a few months after he was released on bail from police custody in August 2007.
The offences committed against the second victim also took place at Arandis.
Evidence presented by the State during trial had it that Kamorauo had wrongfully, unlawfully and intentionally committed sexual acts with the two women under coercive circumstances and by the use force and threats against the two victims.
Kamorauo denied all the charges leveled against him during trial.
The State has proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt that accused Kaviyene Gerson Kamorauo was indeed the person who had sexually violated the two on different occasions between July and December 2007 at Arandis in the Erongo Region.
The two women's versions were fully corroborated by the testimonies of the State witnesses and police investigating officers in their evidence-in-chief before court. The two complainants' testimonies are credible, and there is no reason this court would discredit their testimonies, said Judge Siboleka.
Kamorauo's evidence presented before court during trial was found to be false and untruthful.
He has been free on bail of N.dollars 5 000, and this bail was today withdrawn upon his convictions.
The convict was then remanded in police custody at the Windhoek Central Prison.
Meanwhile, Kamorauo returns to the Windhoek High Court on 21 November this year to hear the evidence in mitigation and aggravation of sentence by both his State-sponsored defence lawyer, Brownell Uirab, and prosecution representative, State Advocate Karin Esterhuizen.
Uirab is defending Kamorauo on the instructions of the Justice Ministry's Directorate of Legal Aid.