Rape video: Teen's 'kidnapper' may walk

2012-05-04 13:20
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Soweto teen's alleged rapists granted bail

2012-05-04 09:08

Four minors accused of gang raping a 17-year-old mentally impaired Soweto girl were granted bail by the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court. Watch this video to find out the latest. WATCH

Johannesburg - Charges against a man accused of kidnapping and raping a Soweto teenager, also the victim of a video-taped gang rape, were provisionally withdrawn on Friday.

No reasons were given for the withdrawal in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court. The 37-year-old man briefly appeared wearing a windbreaker.

He had been accused of holding the 17-year-old mentally disabled girl against her will at his house in Braamfischerville, Soweto.

At an earlier court appearance, he was told to hire a lawyer, or to submit a request for Legal Aid. The girl went missing on March 21 and was found at the man's house in a search launched after police became aware of the rape video.

Four boys and three men, who matched the descriptions of rapists shown in a cellphone video of the attack, were arrested in Dobsonville, Soweto, on 17 April. The video was widely circulated on the internet from 18 April.

The four minors were granted bail by the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

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