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Man arrested for raping five-year-old girl

The victim’s mother took her daughter to hospital on Sunday after the girl complained of pain.

FILE: The police have already obtained statements in connection with the incident. Picture: Gadeeja Abbas/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police have confirmed that a 24-year-old man has been arrested for raping a five-year-old girl.

The victim's mother took her daughter to hospital on Sunday after she complained of pain.

The police's Katlego Mogale says they've already obtained statements in connection with the incident.

"At this stage we've collected statements relating to the case, to ascertain where the mother was and what is the relationship of this 24-year-old to this five-year-old?"

The suspect will appear in the Johannesburg Magistrates Court next week Tuesday.

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