CAPE TOWN, December 12 – Butterworth police have arrested a 67-year-old man for allegedly raping his nine-year-old stepdaughter, Eastern Cape police said on Tuesday.
The suspect was arrested on Tuesday at Yako informal settlement in Butterworth.
It is alleged that the rape took place on Monday at about 7:20am at the informal settlement.
According to police, the mother of the victim had gone to her work in the township and had left both the suspect and the victim in their shack.
Police spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha said: “The mother of the victim noticed her daughter’s unfamiliar behaviour when she returned from work. She questioned her and the victim broke the silence. A case of rape was then registered at Butterworth police station.
“Police acted swiftly and found the suspect at their shack. He is due to appear before the Butterworth Magistrate’s Court on Thursday 14 December.”
– African News Agency (ANA),