A 34-year-old man was arrested for raping a 7-year-old boy

Jul 14, 2023 - 02:20
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A 34-year-old man was arrested for raping  a 7-year-old boy

Editor: Mulamuleli Tshitangano 

CLOCOLAN - The Ficksburg Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit have arrested a 34-year-old man from Hlohlolwane near Clocolan for alleged rape of a 7-year-old boy.

It's alleged that on 12 July 2023 the boy who is deaf was playing at his place when he was called by the man to his house. It's further alleged that on his arrival at the suspect's house he poked him with a stick on the ear and started bleeding and allegedly rape him. The boy left and went to his home where his mother noticed the bleeding ear and realised that he was also bleeding from behind. He was rushed to local hospital where police were summoned to hospital to the doctors. He explained what happened through sign language to his mother who interpreted for police which led to the arrest of the suspect. A case of rape was opened.

The suspect will be charged and is expected to appear before the Ladybrand Magistrate court on Monday, 17 July 2023 facing a charge of rape.

Warrant Officer Mmako Mophiring
073 605 2047

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