Police register inquiry after 6 Durban children report alleged paedophile

2017-07-04 22:45
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Durban – An enquiry has been registered for further investigation after six children, under the age of 14, reported an apparent paedophile at the Verulam police station.

KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane told News24 on Tuesday that the children from Waterloo, north of Durban, came forward on Monday to report allegations of sexual assault.

The alleged paedophile, who is also from Waterloo, allegedly threatened the children with a knife in order for them to perform sexual acts on him.

"We can confirm that six children came forward to report the allegations at Verulam [police station]. An inquiry has been registered for further investigation," he said.

No arrest had been made, he added. 

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