Satanic ritual: Boy's grandparents, uncle, pastor in court

2015-03-03 11:36

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Johannesburg - The grandparents of a 9-year-old boy, his uncle, and a pastor are expected to again appear in court on Tuesday for a suspected satanic ritual that led to the boy's alleged rape and molestation, The Star reported.

The two grandparents, the 29-year-old uncle, and the 54-year-old pastor appeared in the Germiston Magistrate's Court on Monday for a formal bail application.

Investigating officer Lieutenant Colonel Hendrik de Jager described the boy's ordeal and said interviews revealed that over a period, possibly several years, the child was allegedly raped and molested multiple times by the group.

The uncle and grandparents allegedly took the boy to the pastor's church once, where the adults donned masks and red robes and made a circle with red stones.

They surrounded the child, "prayed in strange tongues" and the child was asked to touch their genitals. He was also allegedly penetrated from behind by his uncle.

Closing argument in the bail application was expected on Tuesday.

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