Former tennis champion Bob Hewitt was granted parole which will see him released next month. He was convicted of child rape.
South-African correctional services ministry said that he will be released next month.
Bob Hewitt was convicted of raping 2 girls in the early 1980s. He was also blamed for indecently assaulting a 17-year-old girl in 1994. He was convicted in 2015.
He spent three years, six months and 22 days in prison at the coastal Eastern Cape Province as he was given imprisonment of six years.
Correctional services spokesperson Singabakho NXumalo stated, “The Department of Correctional Services can confirm the parole placement of Robert Anthony John Hewitt… with effect from 24 April 2020,”
Bob Hewitt was born in Dubbo, Australia. He has spent most of his life in South Africa.
Nxumalo said that Bob Hewitt has experienced the minimum sentence period that must be served prior to considering parole. Special services experts, including social workers and psychologists, assessed Hewitt to see his suitability for parole.