Pair in court for raping mentally ill boy

2012-05-02 14:46

Johannesburg - A woman and a teenager briefly appeared in the Protea Magistrate's Court, in Soweto, on Wednesday, for allegedly raping a 17-year-old mentally disabled youth.

The case was postponed to May 18, to allow for an assessment of the victim.

The teenager, 17, faces a charge of rape and her 26-year-old relative a charge of sexual assault.

They were arrested on April 21, after six days on the run. Police suspect that the boy was drugged.

At a previous court appearance, the older woman was granted bail of R1 000. The minor was released into the custody of her parents.

'They must pay'

"After the rape, the boy told his granny what happened and she immediately came to police," Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said earlier.

He said the rape was similar to three other unresolved cases which involved women drugging and raping men.

The 17-year-old girl would face full prosecution and would appear in court with her relative, the court heard.

Outside court, the two covered their faces with a blanket to avoid local residents and journalists.

A small group of people ran after them shouting: "They must pay. They must face the law."

The teenager, the woman and their relatives got into a car and left without speaking to anyone.

The boy's grandmother said he was back at school and that the family was more protective of him after what had happened.

  • Janice - 2012-05-02 14:56

    Sick Whackoes!!!!

  • Loo - 2012-05-02 15:00

    SICK !!! Bast*rds. Many think discrimination is about race. I'm white and I could not care less about race. WHAT I do discriminate against is mentality such as this. Makes me sick !!!

  • ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-05-02 15:24

    Rape, sick people man damn

  • Peter - 2012-05-02 15:25

    Where are you smart ass comments now Philemon and other racist trolls? Hmmm?

  • Vincent - 2012-05-02 15:31

    Tit for do one of us (women), we do one of you (men) #mafia style#. Stay away from BMWs Sowetans! They give erection for 2 yrs!

      Grace - 2012-05-02 17:27

      An eye for an eye makes the world blind! And really innocent people do not deserve this. A VERY primitive outlook

  • Rob - 2012-05-02 17:06

    A 'mentally retarded' young girl 'gang raped' - a young girl raped and an attempt made to 'gouge' her eyes out - now this. How many 'families destroyed'? The 'scum' perpatrators of these crimes deserve to be released from custody so 'mob justice' can take over.. - no more tax payers money, no more prolonged court cases, no more 'escapes' from Prison. Bring back the death penalty..

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-05-02 18:09

    Strange how rapists never escape custody

  • murhandziwa.nkhwashu - 2012-06-21 20:00

    Show support tommorrow (Fri, 22/06/2012) at the Protea Magistrate court. I'll be there picketing ...

  • murhandziwa.nkhwashu - 2012-06-21 20:01

    Show support tommorrow (Fri, 22/06/2012) at the Protea Magistrate court. I'll be there picketing ...

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