Free State man in court for assault, rape of 14-year-old girl

2016-05-17 19:15


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Bloemfontein – A man who allegedly assaulted and raped a teenage girl at her home in Morelig, Bethlehem, abandoned his bail application in the Bethlehem Magistrate’s Court on Monday, Free State police said.

Kheswa "Suna" Motsamai, 39, appeared briefly in court, where he withdrew his application, said Lieutenant Zweli Mohobeleli.

Motsamai allegedly raped and assaulted the 14-year-old girl during a robbery at her home.

He was arrested on Saturday after being on the run for more than a month.  

"It is alleged that a gardener, employed at the same house, threatened her with a pair of scissors. She was assaulted, fastened, and raped. The man was a gardener at the girl’s home for four months," he said.  

Four cellphones and a laptop were taken from the house. The matter was postponed until June 15.

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