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Johannesburg step-father arrested for statutory rape

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JOHANNESBURG CENTRAL: The South African Police Service spokesperson Captain Xoli Mbele has confirmed that Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offenses Unit (FCS) apprehended a 38-year-old male for rape at Vuselela Flat corner Bree and Loved Street on the 13th of August 2022 at 04:00.

Captain Mbele said that it is alleged that step-father started to rape the child while she was 11-years-old in 2017 until she raised the alarm on the 26th of July 2022. He commented, “Most of the rapes took place when her mother was at work. He started by touching her bums in 2017 until he escalated to rape.”

Investigation is underway and suspect appeared in court yesterday, the 15th of August 2022.

Johannesburg Central Station Commander Brigadier Perumal commended bravery of a victim for alerting her mother. He urged the mothers to monitor the behavior of their children and interact with them; that will help the child not to be scared to tell them about their ordeal.

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