09/20/2012 10:31 am ET Updated Sep 20, 2012

Johannes Jacobus Steyn, 'Sunday Rapist,' Sentenced To 5 Life Terms In South Africa (VIDEO)

Johannes Jacobus Steyn, infamously known as the "Sunday Rapist," was sentenced to five life terms in prison on Tuesday in a South African High Court.

According to the South African Broadcast Corporation, Judge Sita Kolbe found Steyn guilty of more than 30 charges, which included the murder of 16-year-old Louise de Waal and the kidnapping and rape of several young girls.

"The community should be protected from you... There's been no justification for your conduct," Kolbe said in an Alberton High Court on Wednesday, according to a Sept. 19 article by the South African Press Association (SAPA).

The judge said she did not believe that Steyn could be rehabilitated as "he did not show any remorse for his actions."

Steyn allegedly attacked 11 girls between 2008 and 2011. All of them were between 11 and 18 years old.

Steyn, who has denied that he was the "Sunday Rapist," was finally arrested after a friend of de Waal's compiled an identikit for police, according to a Sept. 18 report by SAPA.

De Waal was allegedly raped, kidnapped and murdered by Steyn in October 2011. The teenager's body was then burned.

Shireen de Waal, the teen's mother, had said earlier that "she wished him a billion times more suffering than she had experienced," News24 reports.

"You are the most despicable, disgusting human being... You've managed to destroy my life and those of many young girls... You took her life in the most horrible way," she wrote in a letter to her daughter's murderer, according to the Sept. 19 report by SAPA.

Though the "State proved beyond reasonable doubt" that Steyn kidnapped and murdered de Waal, he was acquitted on the charge of raping the teen. He was, however, convicted on several charges of rape and on the culpable homicide of teenager Lazanne Farmer.

Watch SABC's report in the video above.



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