Sexual assault case postponed

2015-12-03 06:00

THE Umtentweni businessman, accused of raping his five-year-old stepdaughter, appeared yesterday in the Port Shepstone Magistrate’s Court again on Friday.

The case was postponed to 4 March, 2016 for further investigation.

He was arrested in September by the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) unit, on charges ranging from rape and the possession and making of child pornography to grooming a child for pornography and indecent assault.

Detectives descended on the 43-year-old businessman’s home in Umtentweni after receiving information about a possible rape case. Apparently he had been sexually assaulting the toddler since August.

Police also seized evidence from the residence, which was sent for forensic investigation.

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