Cape man 'abducted, raped teens'

2013-07-18 13:29

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Cape Town - A 77-year-old man has appeared in court in connection with the sexual exploitation of three teenagers and a woman in Cape Town, the Cape Argus reported on Thursday.

The man appeared in the Goodwood Magistrate's Court on Wednesday when the case was postponed until Friday for a bail application.

He has not yet pleaded.

According to the report, he is being charged for crimes allegedly committed against two 14-year-olds, a 15-year-old and a 20-year-old between 2010 and this year.

Assistant squad chief Nathan Ladegourdie said on Wednesday that the four were rescued from a house in Richwood, in a joint police operation on Friday.

"[They] had previously been recruited from Dunoon and taken to Richwood, where they were sexually abused and exposed to pornography and prostitution," he said.

They were taken into protective custody.

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