Family devastated after boy raped

2012-04-23 12:02
Johannesburg - The family of a 17-year-old mentally disabled boy who was allegedly raped by two sisters have been left devastated, a report said on Monday.

The family learned of the rape incident after Pule told them about it last Sunday, the boy’s grandmother told The Star.

The grandmother told the newspaper that one of the women, aged 26, took him to her home and locked him inside. Once there, she apparently asked if he had a condom, stripped his clothes off and “told him they were making a baby”.

Then the woman’s 17-year-old sister raped the boy and told him that if he tried reporting the incident to police, she would claim that the sex was consensual.

The boy told his grandmother what had happened when he got home.

The boy’s family had apparently met with the rapists’ family in order to resolve the matter but when this failed, a sexual assault case was opened.

“It’s clear that it (the rape) has affected him. He’s aggressive. It makes me feel depressed,” the grandmother said.

His rapists live three streets from his home in White City, Soweto.

The grandmother said she was angry as it was clear that the two suspected rapists had taken advantage of the boy because of his condition.

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