Statu­tory rape case

Pretoria News Weekend - - NEWS -

A MAN has been ar­rested for the al­leged statu­tory rape of a miss­ing Rusten­burg teenager, 14, po­lice said.

Cap­tain Elsabe Au­goustides­said the miss­ing teen was found in Boitekong near Rusten­burg late on Thurs­day. She was in the com­pany of a 20-year-old man. “The man is ex­pected to ap­pear in the Rusten­burg Mag­is­trate’s Court on Mon­day on charges of statu­tory rape.”

The girl had failed to re­turn home from school on Novem­ber 3 and was re­ported miss­ing.

The search for her led to the burn­ing of five houses be­long­ing to for­eign na­tion­als who were sus­pected of be­ing re­spon­si­ble for her dis­ap­pear­ance. – ANA

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