Meyerton – On Monday at about 19:30 two young girls from Sicelo in Meyerton, one aged 9-years and the other 10-years-old came back home very late after they went playing.
Their parents had looked for them all over the area but could not find them. When they were parents where were they playing as they came back late at home, the girls then explained that they were locked up in a shark by one of the neighbors around Sicelo Extension 5 informal Settlements.
The 9-year-old child explained that she was sexually penetrated by the suspect, and the other 10-year-old child said she was sodomised by the same suspect. A case of Rape and Sexual Assault was immediately opened for investigation.
Later a 41-year-old suspect was arrested and will appear in the Vereeniging Magistrate Court soon. Police have urged members of the public to be vigilant about their children’s whereabouts at all times.
The public is asked to report any suspicious persons and vehicles anonymously on the Crime Stop Hotline, 0860010111 or through the Crime Line SMS on 32211. Or report any suspect of rape to their nearby police station. – Palesa Morake