Dros ac­cused in court

Sunday Tribune - - METRO -

THE 20-year-old man ac­cused of rap­ing a 7-year-old girl at a Dros res­tau­rant told a Pre­to­ria court on Tues­day that of­fi­cers at the Silverton po­lice sta­tion se­verely as­saulted him while in cus­tody.

Pro­test­ers gath­ered out­side the court to voice out­rage against abuse of chil­dren.

His bail ap­pli­ca­tion was post­poned. The trial is ex­pected to con­tinue on Novem­ber 1.

The ac­cused faces charges of rape, pos­ses­sion of drugs, as­sault with in­tent to do bod­ily harm and in­tim­i­da­tion.

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