North West man arrested for allegedly raping 6-year-old girl at supermarket

24-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly he raped 6-year-old girl at supermarket, Itsoseng Section in Hebron, North West, reported by News24.

According to police spokesperson Colonel Adéle Myburgh, the victim was sent to the local supermarket by her mother on Tuesday last week.

“Upon arrival of the victim at the shop, the suspect allegedly undressed and raped her. After the ordeal, the victim went home and reported the incident to her mother. Further investigations led the police to identification and apprehension of the suspect with assistance of members of the community.”

He was arrested on Saturday.

The man appeared in the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate’s Court on Monday on a charge of rape. He will remain in custody until his next court appearance on 21 May for a formal bail application.

North West police commissioner Lieutenant General Sello Kwena commended the police and members of the public for the apprehension of the accused. Kwena emphasised that crimes against women and children were a national priority and that the police would “leave no stone unturned” until the perpetrators were brought to book