Ceres rape baby to stay in hospital

The infant girl who was sexually assaulted may spend another two weeks in hospital.

The infant girl who was sexually assaulted last may spend another two weeks in hospital.

CAPE TOWN - The four-month-old baby girl who was raped in Ceres may have to spend another two weeks in hospital.

The Red Cross Children's Hospital made this estimation on Thursday.

The infant has already undergone reconstructive surgery for the third time after she and a seven-year-old boy were abducted from their home on a farm in the town late on Friday night and sexually assaulted in a vineyard.

The hospital's Lauren O'Connor-May said, "She'll have multiple surgeries over the next few weeks. These are reconstructive and wound cleaning surgeries."

After five days, Western Cape police are still tracking the rapist of two young children.

While police had initially taken a suspect in for questioning, he was later released.

Officials have since released an identikit of a suspect.

This incident is one of several violent acts perpetrated against children in the Western Cape in recent weeks and have caused an outcry throughout the country.