Young­ster’s gang-rape hor­ror

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS -

A 10-YEAR-OLD boy was raped by five un­known men in the veld in Thabong, Free State, on Sun­day, po­lice said yes­ter­day. The boy and his friends were ap­par­ently swim­ming naked in a pond at around 4.30pm when they were ap­proached by five men wear­ing blan­kets and walk­ing with dogs. Spokesper­son Sergeant Mamello Mokhuoane said the friends man­aged to run away but the men caught up with the boy. “They al­legedly made him hold onto a pole while they raped him. Af­ter the or­deal, the boy ran and re­ported the mat­ter,” said Mokhuoane. He was rushed to hospi­tal and po­lice were called to the scene. A case of five counts of rape was reg­is­tered for fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Thabong po­lice ap­pealed to any­one with in­for­ma­tion to con­tact De­tec­tive Cap­tain Le­bo­gang Mokhethi of the Fam­ily Vi­o­lence, Child Pro­tec­tion and Sex­ual Of­fences Unit on 082 456 3347. – ANA

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