Man in court for sexually grooming a teenager

2012-04-04 15:05

A 36-year-old man accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old girl will appear in the Ermelo Magistrates Court tomorrow.

The police’s Colonel Leonard Hlathi said today that the man would face charges of abduction, sexual grooming, contravention of a court order and possession of an unlicenced firearm and ammunition.

Hlathi said the man was accused of kidnapping the teenager on March 28 at the JJ van der Merwe Primary School in Ermelo. A search for the girl led to his arrest at Marloth Park in Komatipoort.

Hlathi said the firearm confiscated from the man had been sent for ballistics testing.

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