By Chanice Jennike - 17 September 2019Views : 908
Convicted child rapist Nicholas Ninow could reportedly be facing a life sentence after the judge ruled that his actions were premeditated.
Ninow was found guilty of rape, defeating the ends of justice and possession of an illegal substance on Monday.
He will now have to prepare for his pre-sentencing trial where he will argue for mitigation.
In Ninow's version of events, he claims that he acted "impulsively". This, however, was rejected by the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.
Judge Mokhine Mosopa rejected Ninow's version of what had happened at a Dros restaurant in Silverton, Pretoria on September 22, 2018.
According to Ninow, he was inside the women's bathroom, snorting CAT whent he seven-year-old victim walked into the bathroom, asking to urinate.
Ninow claimed he acted "impulsively" and pulled down her pants and forced his penis into her mouth. He also said that he inserted his fingers into her vagina.
Judge Mosopa said that he found that Ninow's actions had been premeditated.
"The only reasonable inference the court can draw is that the accused saw the victim playing in the play area, saw her going to the bathroom, followed her and then undressed and raped her."
Mosopa then announced that the sentencing will be delayed until 16 October as the defence has not yet received the psychologist's report.
Ninow was not granted bail and will remain in custody until sentencing.