Child allegedly raped at Strand daycare centre

2016-05-12 07:10
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Cape Town – An investigation is under way following the reported rape of a child at a daycare centre in Strand, Cape Town, it was reported on Wednesday.

Social Development MEC Albert Fritz instructed his office to investigate the rape at the Early Childhood Development Centre, Eyewitness News reported.

It occurred last month, but was only reported to authorities recently, EWN stated.

According to the EWN report the child was aged 4.

Police spokesperson Captain Frederik van Wyk confirmed to News24 that a case of rape was opened on April 20 at the Strand police station but said that the child involved was aged 2.

The matter was being investigated by the Khayelitsha Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit. No arrest has been made as of yet.

The incident comes barely a month after the alleged rape of a boy by another youngster at a care home in Gardens, Cape Town.

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