Teen's father and boyfriend in court for rape and statutory rape

accreditation
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
(iStock)
(iStock)
  • A father and boyfriend of his minor daughter have appeared in court facing charges of rape and statutory rape.
  • Their arrest came after the father went looking for the victim and found her at her boyfriend's place.
  • It was later established the father had allegedly repeatedly raped the victim in 2019 and 2020 and threatened her not to tell anyone.

A father and his minor daughter's boyfriend have appeared in the Giyani Magistrate's Court facing charges of rape and statutory rape.

The father, aged 40, and his 15-year-old daughter's boyfriend, aged 25, were both remanded on Thursday.

Police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said the suspects, who could not be named to protect the identity of the victim, were arrested over the weekend.

"Their arrest comes after the father from a village in Giyani went out to look for the victim after she left her home on Saturday. The father traced his daughter's whereabouts and later found her at her boyfriend's place.

"Immediately after finding his daughter, he took her to the police station to open a case of statutory rape against the boyfriend.

"It was then revealed that the father had allegedly raped his daughter on separate occasions in 2019 and 2020 and had also threatened her not tell anyone," added Ngoepe.

The suspects are expected back in court on 4 November for a formal bail application.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
Do you think striking Eskom workers should be fired?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, they must face disciplinary action and possible charges
66% - 3285 votes
No, stop scapegoating underpaid workers for government's mess
12% - 605 votes
Well, firing them won't solve the load shedding crisis
22% - 1070 votes
Vote
Rand - Dollar
16.74
+0.3%
Rand - Pound
20.05
-0.1%
Rand - Euro
17.07
+0.2%
Rand - Aus dollar
11.45
-0.5%
Rand - Yen
0.12
+0.3%
Gold
1,743.53
+0.3%
Silver
19.43
+1.2%
Palladium
1,964.53
+2.1%
Platinum
870.25
+1.3%
Brent Crude
100.69
-2.1%
Top 40
61,392
+2.8%
All Share
67,530
+2.7%
Resource 10
63,454
+4.9%
Industrial 25
82,982
+1.9%
Financial 15
14,709
+2.2%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo
Editorial feedback and complaints

Contact the public editor with feedback for our journalists, complaints, queries or suggestions about articles on News24.

LEARN MORE