Father fasts after he believes he raped little girls

Henry

A father from Pretoria was arrested after he allegedly raped his two minor daughters.

The alleged rape came to light after the girls – respectively seven and nine years old – took a family member into their confidence.

This family member approached Unchain our Children, a charity, after the sisters told what they believe their father did to them.

Ao. Johan van Dyk, police spokesperson, confirmed that the 36-year-old father was arrested on Friday and has already briefly appeared in the magistrate’s court in Pretoria.

He faces charges of rape, as well as further charges related to the illegal possession of firearms.

The father allegedly raped one of the daughters and apparently indecently assaulted the other. He allegedly also groped the sisters and showed them pornography. They told the family member about this, as well as that their father had hidden firearms in the roof of their house.

The father apparently forbade the children to visit their friends and when they were at home, kept the windows and doors tightly closed. He also allegedly ordered them not to say a word about what was happening at home and to “keep it their secret”.

Van Dyk confirmed that the police raided the man’s residence in Villieria and seized two firearms.

Because the man is related to the complainants and he has not yet pleaded to the charges against him, he cannot be identified.

He will appear in court again soon.