Man arrested for allegedly raping toddler

The 33-year old suspect allegedly kidnapped the toddler on Saturday outside her parents home.

FILE: A man has been arrested for allegedly raping a two-year old girl in Meloding in the Free State. Picture: Stock. Xchng.

JOHANNESBURG - A man has been arrested for allegedly raping a two-year old girl in Meloding in the Free State.

The 33-year old suspect allegedly kidnapped the toddler on Saturday outside her parents' house.

Police say while her parents were opening a missing person's case later that night, they received a call from a neighbour who informed them that an unknown man had brought the child back home.

Upon their arrival, they found that the child was naked.

They asked the man what happened and he subsequently ran away.

The police's Malebo Khosana said, "He ran away when he was asked to take the police to the scene where he claimed he found the child."

Khosana said the man's behaviour raises suspicion about his involvement in the crime.