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Shock as three-year-old girl allegedly raped by two nine-year-old boys

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The Limpopo police are investigating after a three-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two nine-year-old boys.

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A THREE year-old girl was raped at Ngwenani ya ha Themeli, near Sibasa in Thohoyandou, allegedly by two nine-year-old boys, the Limpopo police said.

Police spokesperson Colonel Malesela Ledwaba said the girl was molested on Saturday.

“As per the account provided by the victim’s mother, the young girl was playing with other children before returning home and experiencing discomfort in her private areas,” said Ledwaba.

“She confided in her mother about the pain and disclosed that she had been raped by two boys during play.”

The mother promptly sought medical assistance and a subsequent examination by a doctor confirmed the rape.

“The incident was swiftly reported to the police, leading to the opening of a rape case, which has been transferred to the specialised family violence, child protection, and sexual offences unit for a thorough investigation,” said Ledwaba.

“Given the delicate nature of the case involving minors – both the victim and the alleged perpetrators – the engagement of a probation officer and social worker has been initiated to provide necessary support and intervention.”

The provincial commissioner of police in Limpopo, Lieutenant-General Thembi Hadebe, has expressed shock over the incident.

Hadebe has “strongly” condemned the rape incident and vowed that the perpetrators would be taught the repercussions of their behaviour.

“Youngsters are being sexualised more frequently and are abused by both adults and other children. It is imperative for parents to give their children more attention and to constantly guard their future and the things they are exposed to,” said Hadebe.

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