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Girl, 12, accused of raping boy, 5

By admin
17 March 2014

A case of rape has been opened in KwaZulu-Natal after a 12-year-old girl allegedly raped her 5-year-old cousin, The Times reported on Monday.

A case of rape has been opened in KwaZulu-Natal after a 12-year-old girl allegedly raped her 5-year-old cousin, The Times reported on Monday.

The case was opened after the 5-year-old boy’s mother noticed that his penis was bruised.

He then told his mother that his cousin, with whom he shares a mattress on the floor at their Zwelisha informal settlement home, had hurt him.

The young girl has not been arrested or removed from her home but the Phoenix Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit was dealing with the matter.

Childline manager Joan van Niekerk told the newspaper it would be unlikely that the girl would face a criminal charge in court as she probably couldn’t grasp the concept of sex and the criminal aspects attached to it.

- News24