Tongaat rape suspect appears in court

2018-09-20 06:00

A MAN (35) accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in Tongaat appeared in the Verulam Magistrate’s Court on September 3.

The suspect was arrested after he allegedly raped the victim at his house in Tongaat.

According to Captain Patrick Ngwane, the suspect approached the victim and lured her into his house where he allegedly raped her.

“ Our message to parents is that they should always be vigilant and ensure that they know the whereabouts of their children.

“Should their children become victims of abuse, they must take them to professional counsellors,” said Ngwane.

The matter was adjourned until September 18.

The suspect was detained in the police cells awaiting his next appearance in court.

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