Cape Town man in court for child rape

2013-03-13 09:44

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Cape Town - A Cape Town man has appeared in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate's Court for allegedly sexually assaulting six girls, it was reported on Wednesday.

The Cape Argus reported that the 58-year-old man appeared on Tuesday, charged with four counts of rape, three of sexual assault and one of crimen injuria.

The alleged crimes took place between 2010 and 2012 with girls aged 14, 10, 8, 4 and 3.

Prosecutor Togieda Sambo said the crimen injuria count was added because of an alleged incident 18 years ago.

It related to an incident in which the man allegedly "insulted the dignity" of a 9-year-old girl by asking her to open her legs so that he could look at her underwear.

The girl, now 27, came forward after she heard the man had been charged with crimes against minors.

The man was apparently known in the community as a "grandfather to everyone".

He wanted to be released on bail but a crowd gathered outside the court and demanded that he remain in custody.

According to the newspaper, he would be held until his formal bail application on 23 April.

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