Human trafficking, rape and child labour, Aberdeen man arrested

South African Police Service

Human trafficking, rape and child labour, Aberdeen man arrested
Human trafficking, rape and child labour, Aberdeen man arrested. Photo: SAPS

A task team from the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) in Graaff-Reinet made a breakthrough, after their extensive investigative work uncovered a number of cases of human trafficking and rape that emanated from a case of rape that was opened in February 2023.

The investigation led to the arrest of a 41-year-old man from Aberdeen, who was linked to at least five cases of human trafficking and rape between 2020 and 2023 in the Eastern Cape and other provinces.

On Monday, 3 July 2023, a team of detectives from Graaff-Reinet made a breakthrough in their investigations after a 41-year-old farmer from Aberdeen was arrested for his alleged involvement in several serious criminal cases such as human trafficking (five counts), rape (five counts) assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, intimidation and child labour.

The suspect is due to appear in the Aberdeen Magistrate’s Court on 5 July 2023, on charges ranging from human trafficking to child labour.

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