Stepfather allegedly raped stepdaughter

WITPOORT — A 27-year-old man was arrested for the rape of his stepdaughter in August 2018. The suspect, who resides in Molinda Village, was arrested in the Witpoort Policing area on Friday 20 September.

According to Warrant Officer Frans Mokoena, Lephalale Cluster spokesperson the arrest was made during an operation by Lephalale Crime Intelligence together with Lephalale’s Family, Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offence Unit.

It is alleged that the suspect asked the 19-year-old victim to go to his house to help him with something. The victim, who is allegedly mentally disturbed, did what he asked and went to clean his house. He grabbed and raped her while she was busy with the cleaning.

The victim’s mother passed away, and she is living with her aunt.

He appeared in the Phalala Magistrate’s Court early this week.

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