Girl (7) ‘raped’ by boys

2015-08-04 06:00

A 7-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped by boys in her area, is receiving help in a safe place.

The Western Cape department of social development made contact with the family of the girl on Monday last week.

It is alleged that the 7-year-old girl was raped by three boys, aged 8, 10 and 12.

The case had already been reported to the police and Childline, says Sihle Ngobese, spokesperson for the provincial minister of social development.

“[Childline] had already begun the process of rendering support and services to the victim. An initial assessment was conducted by social workers last week and follow-ups are scheduled for the end of this month. The 7-year-old girl is also undergoing medical treatment,” he says.

Social workers have offered additional counselling services to her mother.

“It is encouraging that our call for parents to come forward and report such cases of child abuse or neglect has been heeded, as another parent has come forward with a case which we will investigate,” says Ngobese

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