Child rape: moms arrested for silence

2013-03-06 00:00

TWO Meyerton mothers who knew that their children were being sexually assaulted but did not report it, were arrested yesterday and are being kept in custody.

Their arrests follow two separate cases. The children have been taken to a place of safety. They are between four and 16 years old.

A source close to the cases said the mothers knew about the abuse, but did nothing. In some cases, the abusers made videos of their sex crimes against minors.

The source said it was the legal duty of any person to report any crime to the police — especially sexual crimes against children. People who do not report such crimes can be arrested.

The mothers could be fined or jailed for up to five years.

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