Rape of girl (12), suspect arrested, Brandfort

South African Police Service

Rape of girl (12), suspect arrested,  Brandfort
Rape of girl (12), suspect arrested, Brandfort

Apparently a 12-year-old school learner was on her way from school when she was called to a shack of the suspect and raped.

After two months, the incident was reported and the suspect was arrested.

The child was commended for being brave and breaking the silence to report the rape especially during 16 Days of Activism.

The rape took place during October 2022 at about 14:45. A known adult male person asked her to come inside his shack. She was forcefully undressed and raped.

She was threatened not to tell anyone about the rape ordeal.

The child kept quiet for two months until she broke the silence on the 10 December 2022 at 14:45, where she reported to a relative.

Brandfort SAPS members were summoned to the scene and the victim pointed to a 35-year-old adult male who was arrested and he is facing a charge of raping a minor.

He will appear on the 12 December 2022 in Brandfort Magistrate Court.

The District Commissioner of Lejweleputswa, Maj Gen Lerato Molale praised the girl for breaking the silence even though she was threatened and reported what happened to her. He further encouraged others to do so.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service