Man held for raping stepdaughter

2011-09-20 08:57

A man believed to be HIV-positive has been arrested for raping his 10-year-old stepdaughter in Soweto, Gauteng police said today.

“The girl was apparently raped some time last week, but she only disclosed the information to a family member yesterday [Monday],” said Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela.

The relative opened a case at the local police station and said the man was HIV-positive.

The girl was in hospital being examined and counselled, said Makhubela. The 46-year-old man is expected to appear in the Protea Magistrates Court tomorrow.

The girl’s mother was not at home at the time of the rape.

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