Fourteen-year-old boy appears in court for rape

A 14-year-old boy appeared in the Kwamsane Magistrate’s Court on Monday for the rape of an 11-year-old girl at Mchakwini reserve near Mtubatuba, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

The girl was sent by her mother to a shop on January 26. On her way back home she was accosted by a boy who threatened to kill her with a knife. She was forced into the bush where she was raped twice,” said police spokesperson Captain Jabulani Mdletshe.

The girl knew the boy and was afraid to report him in case he carried out his threat, Mdletshe said.

On February 3, the girl underwent a virginity test at her school.

”The victim was then tested and found to have had sex. When approached she told the people conducting the test that she had been raped.”

The rape was reported to her mother and then to the police, after which the boy was arrested and detained at the Kwamsane police cells.

The boy appeared in court on Monday on a rape charge and was released into his parents’ custody.

The case was postponed to March 3. — Sapa

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