Man arrested for statutory rape in bathroom

It's understood the girl's mother thought she had been taking a bath when the crime happened.

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JOHANNESBURG - A 19-year-old Pretoria man has been charged with statutory rape after having sex with a 12-year-old girl in Sunnyside on Monday evening.

The incident took place in the bathroom of the girl's home and it's understood the child's mother thought she had been taking a bath when the crime occurred.

The police's Daniel Mavimbela says the mother saw what was happening through the bathroom door.

“Later on, the suspect exited the bathroom and ran away. However, he was arrested later on Monday evening after the crime was reported to the police.”