George child rape suspect to appear

rape7A 44-year-old black man was arrested on the N2 highway between Pacaltsdorp and Thembalethu yesterday morning on a charge of rape.

On Sunday, 24 November at approximately 16:45, the young victim – a 7-year-old girl – left a family member’s house in Christiaan Street, Rosemoor, to go home.

In Mitchell Baker Street, Rosemoor, the suspect approached the victim and took her to a nearby house where he allegedly raped her. The little girl managed to escape and returned to the family member’s house at about 03:10 the next morning.

The victim was admitted to hospital on Monday, November 25. She underwent an operation and was discharged the next day.

The suspect will appear in the George Magistrates’ court today.