Man held after rape of 5-year-old

2012-05-31 21:34

Johannesburg - A man has been arrested in connection with the rape of a five-year-old girl in Mankweng, Limpopo, police said on Thursday.

Lieutenant Colonel Ronel Otto said the 28-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday when the girl recognised him on the street.

"It is believed the girl was walking home from school on Friday when the man grabbed her and dragged her into nearby bushes, where he raped her."

Otto said the girl was walking with her mother on Wednesday when she recognised the man.

"When the girl saw the man, she broke down and told her mother what happened."

The mother stopped a patrolling police vehicle and police arrested the man.

He faced a charge of rape and was expected to appear in the Mankweng Magistrate's Court on Friday, Otto said.

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