CNS Reporter/James Mahlokwane
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12 Dec 2014
1:27 pm

Teen boys accused of raping children in church yard

CNS Reporter/James Mahlokwane

Three cases of sexual assault are being investigated by the Child Protection Unit following accusations of two teens raping young boys in the South Hills area of Johannesburg.

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South Hills parents discovered that their children were allegedly being sexually assaulted by two teenage boys in a nearby community church yard after one of the teens was caught assaulting a nine-year-old boy and attempting to assault a four-year-old girl.

According to parents, the children said the sexual assault had been taking place since the beginning of the year, Southern Courier reported.

Following the latest incident last week Thursday, a meeting was called where it was later discovered that other children had allegedly been sexually assaulted by the teens as well.

During the meeting, parents heard how some of the young boys were assaulted in their homes while the parents were away.

The assaulted boys were later taken to different clinics for examination.

The accused, two teenage boys aged 15 and 17, were arrested by Moffatview police on December 4 and released later that day.

Cases are being investigated by the Child Protection Unit as the parties involved are minors.

In a separate incident, a case of rape was opened against an 11-year-old boy who allegedly raped a three-year-old girl in KaMhlushwa near Nelspruit in Mpumalanga last month.

The victim reportedly told her sister that her private parts were sore while bathing.

A neighbour notified police who opened a case of rape after the victim’s sister reported it.

The eleven-year-old suspect was handed over to police by his parents and later referred to a probation officer since he was a minor.

In September, four teenage boys were sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment in the Bloemfontein Magistrates’ Court for the 2011 rape a 10-year-boy.

On the day of the crime, the four boys took the 10-year-old to a secluded place and raped him after soccer practice.

The four boys said in court they were playing a “game” with the victim where they had to penetrate him. They thought that the victim is giving them consent because he was taking part in the game.

Caxton News Service

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