Police empower communities

2015-04-30 16:58

THE Welkom and Odendaalsrus units for Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCPS) continue to be vigilant, stepping up patrols and promoting crime prevention in Kutlwanong, Oden­daalsrus.

On Thursday (12/03) the two units teamed up with members of the Odendaalsrus Community Policing Forum (CPF), crisscrossing Kutlwanong, informing residents about crime and self-protection measures.

The joint effort came after the kidnapping of two teenage girls, aged 12 and 14. The girls were allegedly held captive as sex slaves for a period of 23 days in a shack in the backyard of a house in K7 in Kutlwanong, Odendaalrsus. Six members of a gang known as 300 Spartans in K7 in Kutlwanong have since been arrested in connection with the kidnapping.

They are facing charges of kidnapping and statutory rape of the two teenagers. They kidnapped the two girls, allegedly for sex trade purposes.

The police and CPF members, led by Captain Bizzah Ntsiane, visited Kutlwanong sections K6, Block 2 and 5, including the Kutlwanong taxi rank.

The pay-point facility that is utilised for payment of social grants beneficiaries in Block 5, was also covered.

“Women, especially young mothers, were educated about child neglect and their role as parents. They were advised not to neglect children and not to waste money received from grants at taverns.

“Women and children were also advised not to visit taverns at night and not to walk home alone as they could become victims of rape,” said Molebogeng Lechesa, spokesperson of the Welkom Police Precinct.

Information leaflets regarding safety measures and legal steps to be taken against criminals, sexual offences and domestic violence were issued during a public gathering in Block 2

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