Cops question suspected child rapist

Police will continue questioning the man arrested in connection with the rape of two children in Ceres.

Police will continue questioning the man arrested in connection with the rape of two children in Ceres.

CAPE TOWN - A man will continue to be questioned on Wednesday in connection with the rape of two children in Ceres.

The suspect was taken in for questioning on Monday after a four-month-old girl and her seven-year-old brother were sexually assaulted on a farm in the small Western Cape Town last weekend.

Police are still searching for at least one more man who they want to question in connection with the rape the two Ceres children and and sniffer dogs will also be taken to the farm where the incident occurred, to search for clues. Police are still hoping to release an identikit of the man soon.

Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer on Tuesday issued a stern warning to rapists, saying the man responsible for this incident would be brought to book.

Lamoer is confident there will be a breakthrough in this case as investigators are working tirelessly to track down the suspects.

He said some of his best officers are working on the case, including members of the visible policing and tracking units.

The police commissioner later added the rape of the baby girl has left him sickened.

He said there was "a sick society" of "men who can't take responsibility".

COMMUNITY SHOCKED

Ceres community members have said they cannot believe two children were raped in their town.

Residents told Eyewitness News such crime hardly ever occurs in the small, quiet town.

The infant was apparently taken out of her parents' bed while they were asleep before being raped on Saturday.

She was admitted to the Red Cross Children's Hospital where she has already undergone two operations.

Hospital spokesperson Lauren O'Connor-May said they were not sure how long she would need to stay in hospital.