Mother, grandfather, uncle in court for raping 6-year-old in Hartbeespoort

A mother (22), grandfather (54) and uncle (21), appeared in the Brits regional court on Friday for allegedly raping and assaulting a six-year-old girl in Hartbeespoort.

The three from Hartbeespoort appeared on charges of rape and common assault. They are accused of raping and assaulting the little girl over a period of time.

“We can confirm that two cases of rape, and one of common assault were registered at Hartbeespoort police station. The three suspects were arrested in December 2020 and January 2021 for the offences. They appeared in court on Friday, 14 May 2021. The police’s Brits Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences unit is investigating the matter. The case was postponed. The three accused are out on bail,” said police spokesperson, Maria Nkabinde.