Man Held for "Raping" 12-year-old Boy

Sunday Independent

September 4, 2008

A 49-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping a 12-year-old boy in a mosque in Dukathole, Germiston, East Rand police said on Thursday.

The man, who had been with the Dukathole mosque for three months, was arrested at 2am, said Captain Steady Nawa.

The boy was attending a religious lecture on Islam when he was asked to sleep over by the man on August 25, Nawa said.

"During the night the man allegedly raped the boy and promised him R20 for his silence. The boy reported the incident to his mother, who then alerted the police," said Nawa.

The suspect was expected to appear in the Germiston magistrate's court on Friday facing a rape charge. - Sapa


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