Boy (7) raped by neighbour (10)

The two young boys went to a nearby small lake to relieve themselves when the incident allegedly occurred.

FILE: A 7-year-year boy was allegedly raped by a 10-year-old boy in Khayelitsha on Friday evening. Picture: Stock.Xchng.

CAPE TOWN - A seven-year-year boy was allegedly raped by a 10-year-old neighbour in Khayelitsha.

The two young boys are believed to have gone to a nearby small lake on Friday night to relieve themselves as there aren't any toilets available in their informal settlement when the incident allegedly took place.

At the same time, the boy's mother's employer says he is doing everything in his power to help them.

He said it's horrific that there are no toilets in the area.

"They walk across the road and walk to a bushy area. The neighbour's son was with him and said 'oh, let me wipe your behind', and then proceeded to rape him."

Last week, seven minors were arrested for an alleged sexual attack on a 29-year-old woman in Athlone.

The victim was found lying next to a canal in the area.

The woman was able to point out six of her attackers. Four suspects are just 11-years-old.