Bail for Bangladeshi accused of raping girl (10)

2015-06-19 09:43

A BANGLADESH national charged with the rape of a 10-year-old girl was yesterday granted bail of R2 000, on condition that he report to a police station twice a week.

The 43-year-old man is charged with rape for allegedly sexually molesting a child who entered the tuck shop where he works to buy chips. He was allegedly interrupted by another customer.

He said he intends to plead not guilty and said in an affidavit that he believed he was being falsely implicated by the child’s family.

The court found that since police are in possession of his asylum permit it is in the interests of justice that he be released on bail.

The case was postponed to July 21.

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