Limpopo boy kidnapped, raped

2011-12-22 13:01

Mankweng - A 12-year-old boy was raped by a man who abducted him while he was walking from a church in Mankweng, Limpopo police said on Thursday.

Four boys were walking on the street around 5pm on Wednesday when the 20-year-old man accosted them, Constable Moses Molepo said.

"The man asked for money from the boys to buy a cigarette. When they said they had none, he grabbed one of them and dragged him to his nearby home."

The other three boys ran away and told their parents.

Molepo said police stormed into the man's home and rescued the child around 13:00 on Thursday.

"They arrested the man after finding him stark naked, still raping the boy in his room," he said.

The victim was taken to Mankweng Hospital for treatment. His condition was not immediately disclosed.

The man was expected to face kidnapping and rape charges in the Mankweng Magistrate's Court on Friday.

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