Man held for statutory rape

2012-06-03 21:47

Johannesburg - A 30-year-old man was arrested for statutory rape in Ikagang near Potchefstroom, North West police said on Sunday.

Sergeant Kelebogile Moiloa said the man was arrested after a woman who was speaking to pupils at the Madibeng Primary School about children's rights, learned that one leaner, aged 13, was not attending school.

The learner was staying with someone at Sonder Water.

"The complainant went to the suspect's place looking for the minor. The complainant found the minor there and the minor told her that she is in a relationship with the suspect and that they do have sexual intercourse."

Moiloa said the man was arrested on Friday and is expected to appear in court soon.