Man charged with statutory rape of girl (12) due in court

Her mother thought she was taking a bath when she saw what was happening through an opening in the door.

FILE:  Picture: SAPS.

CAPE TOWN - A 19-year-old man charged with the statutory rape of a 12-year-old girl is due to appear in the Pretoria Magistrates Court on Thursday.

The alleged rape took place on Monday in the girl’s home.

Her mother thought she was taking a bath when she saw what was happening through an opening in the door.

The police’s Daniel Mavimbela said: “The suspect exited the bathroom and fled. However, he was arrested later on Monday evening after the crime was reported to the police.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)