14 rape related charges against 77-year-old man

By Drum Digital
22 July 2013

A 77-year-old man accused of raping three teenage girls and sexually exploiting them has made his second appearance in the Goodwood Magistrate Court on Friday, reports IOL. Roger Haupt, is facing 14 counts related to the sexual assault of the teenagers over four years. One of the girls, who was just 11 when she was recruited, was raped from 2009 to this year. The girls ages ranges from 11 to 16 years old. When he initially appeared in court he was charged with just three counts of rapebut subsequently 11 more counts were added according to a charge sheet beforecourt.

These include rape, sexual assault, sexual exploitation of children, sexual grooming, and exposure or display of pornography to children.

The girls were taken to a place of safety.

For this and the other rape counts, Haupt faces a minimum sentence of life imprisonment if convicted.

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