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The convicted Dros rapist, Nicholas Ninow, is expected to testify in mitigation of sentence when his trial resumes in the Pretoria High Court today.

He was found guilty last month of raping a seven-year-old girl in the bathroom of the family restaurant in Silverton in the city a year ago.

Ninow was found not guilty of assaulting two employees when he was discovered in a toilet cubicle with the child.