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Man accused of raping girl he met on MXit

2012-08-30 19:01

Johannesburg - A 42-year-old man appeared in court in connection with the rape of a teenager he met on MXit in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape police said on Thursday.

Lieutenant Colonel Priscilla Naidu said the man appeared in the Uitenhage Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

"The man remains in police custody and will be back in court on 1 October."

He allegedly raped the teenager after meeting her on the social networking site MXit.

"The girl alleges that she met the man on MXit before a meeting was arranged."

Naidu said according to information supplied to the police, the girl and the man met at a garage in Forest Hill, Port Elizabeth, in June.

They drove to the man's house in Dispatch, where he allegedly raped her.

Comments
  • zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-08-30 19:18

    Damn savage...

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-08-30 19:24

    She should have know better, then to meet a stranger and then drive with him to his house, She was looking to be raped, Stupid girl

  • Bongiwe Bongie Mabongz Dlutu - 2012-08-30 20:34

    The girl should have read Mxit warning \Keep online friendship online,do not meet/share personal information to strangers\ anyway the girl was stupid

      koos.meyer.52 - 2012-08-30 20:46

      Teenagers should not be allowed to use these sites, Facebook as well. How many girls have been raped now???

  • janet.mcdonaldbelstead - 2012-08-30 20:52

    Not the first, and not the last. I was caught up in the Mxit web a few years ago and it is an experience I would never wish on anyone! Long story short, it destroyed a year of my life and almost cost me my marriage. As an adult I "should have known better" but ended up in a bad situation which got out of control. I took it to the media in the hope that it would serve as a warning to others' but it just fell on deaf ears. Sad when other young women fall into the same trap with the same devastating results.

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