MARAPONG — The 43 year Peter Ngoepe was arrested by Lephalale SAPS in Marapong on Monday morning 12 September after he allegedly raped a 9 year old girl the previous night.
According to Warrant Officer Frans Mokoena, Lephalale SAPS spokesperson, it is alleged that the girl went to her aunt’s house late Sunday afternoon to ask her if she could sleep over. Her aunt apparently told her to go and fetch her books at home first. W.O. Mokoena says while on her way home she came across Ngoepe, who allegedly stopped her and took her to his house. Her parents didn’t know what happened to her and according to W.O. Mokoena, they looked for her the whole night until 05:00 Monday morning. Ngoepe allegedly escorted her back to her aunt’s home on Monday morning where she was found.
When her mother asked her about her whereabouts, she told them that she slept over at Ngoepe’s house the whole night and that he sexually abused her. When Ngoepe was confronted he said he only put blankets on the floor for her to sleep on.
Ngoepe appeared in Lephalale Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday 14 September on a charge of rape.