The police in Hebron near Brits arrested a 24-year-old man last week for the alleged rape of a six-year-old girl at a supermarket.

“According to information available at this stage, the victim was sent by her mother to the local supermarket in Hebron on Tuesday, 5 May 2020. Upon arrival at the shop, the 24-year-old man allegedly undressed and raped the girl,” said police spokesperson, Colonel Adele Myburgh.

She said after “the ordeal”, the little girl went home and told her mother. The suspect was identified and the man was arrested with the assistance of members of the community.

The suspect appeared before the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 11 May, on a charge of rape. “He will remain in custody until his next court appearance on Thursday, 21 May 2020, for a formal bail application.”

The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, emphasised that crimes against women and children are a national priority and that the police will leave no stone unturned until the perpetrators are brought to book.

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