Cape Town teen arrested for allegedly raping 5-year-old girl

2016-07-25 14:29
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Cape Town - A 16-year-old boy will appear in the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court on Monday after being arrested for allegedly raping a five-year-old girl.

The teen was arrested for allegedly luring the girl into his home and raping her in Makhaza, Khayelitsha, on Friday, Western Cape police spokesperson Constable Noloyiso Rwexana said on Monday.

The boy is also accused of repeatedly raping a nine-year-old girl during the month of July, using the same method.

In a separate incident, a 53-year-old man was arrested earlier this month in connection with the rape of three girls, aged between 12 and 15.

The man would allegedly send the girls to the shop for him. When they returned to his home, he would lock the doors and rape them, Rwexana said.

Both suspects are due to appear in court in August.

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