Cape Town cops probing 'rented teen'

2012-11-07 12:09


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - Police are investigating claims that a Cape Town mother rented out her teenaged girl as a sex slave for R50, it was reported on Wednesday.

She allegedly took her 13-year-old daughter to bushes or shebeens in Atlantis where she offered her to men, The Daily Voice reported.

The woman apparently used the money to buy herself alcohol.

The girl told a friends about the abuse, and the friend told a teacher.

She was taken to a shelter on Monday, when a case of rape and child prostitution was opened.

Police confirmed that they were looking for the woman and that they were compiling a list of the men who had sex with the girl.

Atlantis ward councillor and abuse councillor Barbara Rass told the newspaper the woman's arrest should be swift and that she should help the police with their investigation.

"I feel no mercy should be given to mothers who sell their own offspring. The court should deal with her like they would deal with someone who had underage sex with a minor," said Rass.

Read more on:    cape town  |  child abuse

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Prince George the green prince?

Prince Charles hopes his grandson's love of the outdoors will become a passion for the environment.



One man's $1 million vision for an eco Africa
China's air pollution at doomsday levels
Keep food fresher for longer
Hurricanes, earthquakes and floods – What climate change really means for us

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts

The pace may be slow today and you may struggle to get things off the ground level, but it is important to focus on the more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.