25-year-old Butterworth man arrested for raping seven-year-old cousin sister

BY YOLANDA PALEZWENI - NOVEMBER 4, 2016

The Butterworth Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual offences Unit (FCS) on Thursday arrested a 25 year-old man for alleged raping his seven-year old cousin sister at Jojweni Location, Ndabakazi Village, in Butterworth

According to Butterworth police, the mother of the victim left her child on Sunday and went to a church service.

“She was left with another child, who is four years old, and when the mother of the victim came back from the church, she was informed by her daughter that she was raped by the suspect,” said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

He added that a case of rape was opened at the Butterworth police station.

The suspect is appearing before the Butterworth Magistrate Court on Friday.