Stepdad arrested for alleged child rape

2010-12-14 20:36
Bloemfontein - The stepfather of a 14-year-old girl from Meloding near Virginia has been arrested for allegedly raping the girl over a period of time.

The man allegedly started showing the girl pornographic movies, Free State police spokesperson Constable Martin Xuma said on Tuesday.

"As time went by the stepfather allegedly raped the victim a couple of times until she reported the matter to her 22-year-old stepsister, who then told the victim's mother."

Xuma said the mother apparently did not report the abuse to the police until the stepsister went to the local police station and reported the matter.

A case of rape was opened and the man was arrested on the same day.

Xuma said the man appeared in the Virginia Magistrate's Court. He would remain in custody until his next appearance.

Police also opened a case against the mother for failing to report a sexual offence against a child.

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