Alleged rapist grandad avoids arrest

2012-11-26 12:38

Johannesburg - A man who allegedly habitually drugged and raped his 14-year-old grandson has not been arrested because Roodepoort police were tardy in completing paperwork, according to a report on Monday.

The Star reported that the teenager lived for three months with his step-grandfather last year when his mother ran into financial troubles.

The elderly man allegedly drugged the boy's food in the evenings and had cameras installed in every room.

The boy contacted his grandmother, complaining of discomfort - which he initially attributed to intestinal worms - and that he had "strange dreams" about his grandfather.

The family took the teenager to a doctor and reported the matter to police.

The investigating officer at the Florida police station reportedly neglected to fill in the relevant paperwork to collect forensic evidence linking the elderly man to the crime.

In a separate story also reported in The Star, police in Alexandra apparently refused to open a case against three boys, aged 7, 8 and 9, who allegedly raped a 7-year-old girl.

A doctor who examined the child could not confirm penetration, but said the child had cuts and an infection on her genitalia.

Police allegedly would not open a case because the accused were children.

Childline spokesperson Lynne Cawood said it was necessary to evaluate the degree to which the children exhibited a criminal mindset.

Cawood said the assault was criminal and said police should act accordingly on it.

  • kala.bafazi - 2012-11-26 12:43

    If he's still on street then here's an opportunity to kick some rapist butt. Give us a name and picture please!!!

      michael.i.wright - 2012-11-26 15:29

      Kala, as much as we like that plan, there are a few problems. One, you put this kid in the spotlight and multiply the damage. Two, we then admit to defeat, as anarchy now reigns. At this point I'm okay with the second part.

  • bongohead.sipho - 2012-11-26 12:48

    Normal justice. Really, who cares.

      kala.bafazi - 2012-11-26 14:28

      I care, you should too.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-11-26 14:34

      We do. People with a conscience. People who want a better society.

  • Jo.Davies123 - 2012-11-26 13:05

    What has society come to. Abuse and rape is so common these days that it is put in the back burner. Can anyone confirm if a case has been opened yet, or is the child still suffering in his grandfather's hands?

  • talana.malherbe - 2012-11-26 13:17

    This is sick! Make this bastard's name public and the community shall deal with him as the justice system can't!

      Jo.Davies123 - 2012-11-26 13:33

      I agree that it would be the ideal to deal with this man ourselves. But if they release his name, the poor boy's identity is revealed as well.

  • daleinn - 2012-11-26 13:24

    sick old man! put him in jail... he will get what he wants there

  • arlene.daly.3 - 2012-11-26 13:47

    Good grief. What type of police traning must be arranged for these officers to kind of get it right... Do we need to resort to pictures where just ticks are necessary... Flippen rediculous - i thought matric was the minimum standard

  • khumo.lebone - 2012-11-26 14:07

    Wow this is getting ridiculous. Grandpas are now getting in on the act.

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-11-26 14:34

    How many more low life useless individuals are going to walk free because of the plain "dont care" attitude of the SAPS???? Shameful-maybe Zuma should slaugher a cow or two to appease their ancestors,so they will actually do their damned jobs!

  • tristan.constable.1 - 2012-11-26 15:42

    "put this kid in the spotlight and multiply the damage" I'm sorry, but if this helps save my kid, your kid OR any other children from this raping muthaf*cker, why not? And I hate to quote but anyway, 'you cant make an omelette without breaking a few eggs'

  • tilovonbrandis - 2012-11-26 16:01

    It still appears that the police does not regard sexually deviant behaviour as a crime? Is it because many police officers take their sexual preferences and cultural norms as the law? Why is it become a crime if a police officer does not proceed with laying a charge once it has been reported? No police officer is a judicial officer and its not up to any police officer to decide what can be prosecuted or not!

  • jackie.m.dickson - 2012-11-26 16:43

    FFS its a girl or a boy?

  • allan.rosenberg.752 - 2012-11-27 08:56

    Your day will come!!!!!!

  • anneke.s.barnard - 2012-11-28 08:00

    The Policeman obviously did not act on opening a file as the Grandpa's behaviour is something natural for the policeman. He must be used to this where he comes from. ????? The policeman does not care you see because he is still going to be pad at the end of the month.

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