Man to be charged with rape, kidnapping after missing teen reunited with family

2017-04-13 22:19


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg – A 13-year-old girl was reunited with her family in Katlehong on Thursday after being reported missing last Friday, police said. 

The girl is believed to have phoned her family several times in the past week, Captain Mega Ndobe told News24.

"Her phone was on and off. [Over the phone] it sounded like someone was closing her mouth and she couldn't speak. Other times she was heard screaming 'mother come fetch me'," Ndobe said. 

Police found her location by tracking her cell phone. 

Once she was found, she was immediately taken to a nearby hospital where a rape kit was used to collect any evidence. 

A 30-year-old man was arrested in connection with the kidnapping. 

He is expected to be charged with statutory rape and kidnapping, Ndobe said. 

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  crime  |  child abuse

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.