Trucker pleads guilty to raping 7-year-old girl

2014-03-30 15:34


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Johannesburg - A truck driver who pleaded guilty to raping and assaulting a girl will be sentenced by the Durban Magistrate's Court on Thursday, the Sunday Tribune reports.

Arumugan Moonsamy Naidoo, 38, pleaded guilty to abduction, rape and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. The girl turned seven earlier this month.

According to Naidoo's plea explanation he picked her up, drove off, and parked in Bayhead Road, Durban. He took her into the back seat and raped her. He slapped her, tied her hands, arms and legs, hit her on the head with a brick, threw her into bushes on the roadside, and drove off.

According to a victim impact statement by the girl's parents, read to the court by the prosecutor: "When I talk to my daughter, she just stares at me. She now forgets things within seconds. I was so happy when my daughter was found, but her behaviour is troubling."

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