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Atlantis rape accused to have parole for previous crime revoked

A 12-year-old boy was beaten and raped in an open field about two weeks ago.

Angry community members staged a silent protest outside court calling for the suspect to be denied bail. Picture: Monique Mortlock/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A man accused of raping a 12-year-old boy in Atlantis will have his parole for a previous crime revoked.

During a brief appearance this morning, the 24-year old has been remanded in custody.

The child had been beaten and raped in an open field about two weeks ago.





The accused cannot apply for bail due to a previous conviction.

Eyewitness News has learned the 24-year-old accused was convicted of child rape in 2009 and sentenced to 10 years.

He only served five years before being granted parole.

Angry community members staged a silent protest outside court calling for bail to be denied.

#AtlantisRape The 24-year old is accused of raping a 12-year old boy about two weeks ago. @MoniqueMortlock pic.twitter.com/0uIDALDXdH