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Grandpa Arrested For Rape Of 13-Year-Old Girl In Mossel Bay

The assault took place on Thursday, 23 November 2023. Upon receiving the report, the authorities swiftly launched an investigation, leading to the arrest of the suspect at his Mossel Bay residence on Sunday, 26 November 2023.

A 63-year-old grandfather has been apprehended on charges of rape and sexual assault. The alleged incidents occurred at his residence on Arum Drive, Mossel Bay, where he reportedly raped his 13-year-old granddaughter on three separate occasions.

The assault took place on Thursday, 23 November 2023. Upon receiving the report, the authorities swiftly launched an investigation, leading to the arrest of the suspect at his Mossel Bay residence on Sunday, 26 November 2023.

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The accused is expected to appear in the Mossel Bay Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 28 November 2023.

In another unrelated case, members of the same unit arrested a 22-year-old man on a charge of statutory rape. The incident allegedly took place earlier this year at Nzonza Street, Mossel Bay, where the victim, a young girl, was violated. The mother of the victim reported the matter to the police on Friday, 24 November 2023.

Following a thorough investigation, the suspect was apprehended, and he is scheduled to appear in the local court on Monday, 27 November 2023.

In a separate incident, the Knysna police arrested a 33-year-old man on a charge of attempted murder. The incident occurred at Chungwa Street, Khayalethu in Knysna on Saturday, 25 November 2023, at approximately 16:00.

It is alleged that the suspect hit a 3-year-old victim with a brick during an altercation at a house, resulting in serious head injuries.

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The victim was immediately admitted to a hospital in George for urgent medical care. The suspect is currently detained at the Knysna police station and is scheduled to make his initial court appearance in the Knysna Magistrates’ Court on a charge of attempted murder.

These recent arrests highlight the concerted efforts of the police force to combat crimes against women and children.

With the ongoing 16 Days of Activism campaign, which aims to raise awareness and prevent violence against women and children, the police are prioritizing the safety and well-being of vulnerable individuals in the community.

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The Mossel Bay Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit, along with other law enforcement agencies, will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that perpetrators of such crimes are brought to justice. Their unwavering commitment to safeguarding women and children is crucial in creating a safer society for all.

It is essential for community members to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities or incidents involving the abuse or exploitation of women and children. By working together, we can create a society where everyone feels safe and protected.

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise is a passionate and dedicated local news writer who brings the latest news and updates from your community straight to your doorstep. With years of experience in journalism, Keitumetse has established herself as a reliable source of information, covering a wide range of topics that matter to you.
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