Grandpa on the run after ‘rape’

2015-10-27 06:00

Manenberg police are on the hunt for a grandfather who is on the run following the alleged rape of his 10-year-old granddaughter in Manenberg.

He is one of three men suspected of raping the girl.

The two other suspects, aged 22 and 41 years, were arrested on Sunday night.

Due to the sensitive nature of the case, no names will be released until the suspects plead in court.

“It is alleged that a grandfather, the stepfather and a friend raped a 10-year-old girl,” says Manenberg police spokesperson Lieutenant Ian Bennett.

Bennett says the girl, who was rescued by a neighbour, reported the incident to the police ten days ago.

It is alleged that a series of rapes took place over a period of time and that the girl cannot remember when exactly the incidents took place.

Drugs involved“She remembers that on one occasion, after the friend was finished doing drugs, he forced himself on her,” Bennett says.

Bennett also states that the girl alleges that her stepfather waited to be left alone with her and then raped her.

The girl’s grandfather is also alleged to have taken advantage of an opportunity when the two were left alone after her mother and stepfather had left the house and to have raped her then.

The two arrested men will appear in the Athlone regional court. The grandfather remains on the run.

The case, conducted by the police’s family violence and sexual crimes unit, is still under investigation.

The girl has been taken to a place of safety indefinitely.


Anyone with information regarding this case can contact Manenberg police on 021 699 9400 or Crime Stop on 0860 010111

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