Pensioner, 91, in court for allegedly raping his girlfriend’s 11-year-old daughter in the presence of her mother.
A 91-YEAR-old pensioner was expected to appear in court on Thursday for allegedly raping his girlfriend’s 11-year-old daughter.
Allegations are that there were times when the man raped the child in the presence of her mother who is currently is at large and sought by the police.
The matter was brought to the attention of police in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga on Tuesday.
According to Brigadier Leonard Hlathi of the Mpumalanga Police, a concerned citizen had gone to a certain house in Bushbuckridge and found three children in a “terrible state” without parental care.
He said the children told the woman of their ordeal, indicating that their parents had been abusing them physically, emotionally and sexually.
“Details given by the children also revealed that the 11-year-old girl, had allegedly been raped by the 91-year-old man, at times, in the presence of their mother.”
Hlathi said the woman took the children with her to a nearby school and reported the matter to the principal who then notified the police.
“Upon arrival, police working with their counterparts from the Department of Social Development, immediately sought medical attention for these children as well as taking them to a place of safety.
“A case was also opened accordingly hence the man’s arrest and his court appearance as well as the manhunt for the mother of the children.”
Hlathi said the man also faces an additional charge of assaulting the girl’s 5-year-old brother and was expected to appear at the Bushbuckridge Magistrate’s Court Thursday.