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Hannes Visser
1 minute read
19 Feb 2019
2:45 pm

Elderly man accused of raping granddaughter

Hannes Visser

Reports indicate that the girl and her grandfather shared a room at the house they were staying at.

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A 55-year-old man has appeared in the Prince Albert Magistrate Court after being accused of raping his granddaughter, reports Oudtshoorn Courant.

The man was arrested on Sunday afternoon at the house he shared with his extended family, after the victim, a primary school child, was medically examined. Police responded to the rape allegations and took her to a doctor, with the help of her parents.

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It is still unclear how long or how often the little girl was sexually assaulted and raped. Reports indicate that the girl and her grandfather shared a room.

The man was not asked to plea, as the case was still being investigated. The case has been postponed to February 26.

This article was translated from Afrikaans by Nica Schreuder.

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