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By Keitumetse Maako


Parents accused of prostituting daughter arrested

They apparently sold their daughter for sex, and profited from her sexual acts with older men.

A Free State couple accused of prostituting their daughter was arrested in Pretoria North on Tuesday, Pretoria Rekord East reports.

“The two were rearrested in the afternoon and will be taken back to Bloemfontein to stand trial,” police spokesperson Warrant Officer Lorraine Earle said.

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Chantel, 37, and John Deminey, 45, had already appeared in the Bloemfontein High Court, but absconded after they were released on a warning on March 23 this year.

John Deminey. Photo: Facebook

Chantel Deminey. Photo: Facebook

The couple was arrested on May 24, 2015, after police received information about two children being abused and mistreated.

“According to the police records, the couple allegedly forced their 11-year-old daughter to have sexual intercourse with older men who in return paid them a certain amount of money. Their nine-year-old boy was apparently abused,” Earle said.

Free State provincial commissioner Lieutenant-General Moeketsi Sempe thanked those who played a role in the pair being rearrested.

“My appreciation to the community for ensuring that the two are brought back to book so as to protect innocent children who they failed to protect as parents,” Sempe said.

“This shows that through a multidisciplinary approach, crime in our communities can be minimised and criminals brought to justice.”

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