Thursday, March 8, 2012

Eastern Cape:PE couple in court accused of child rape

A couple accused of raping a 14-year-old girl have appeared in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court, Eastern Cape police said on Thursday (08/03/2012).

The pair appeared in court on Wednesday. Their bail application would begin on March 13, Captain Sandra Janse Van Rensburg said.

They were arrested on Monday.The girl and her nine-year-old brother were placed in the woman’s custody six years ago.

"The school noticed that the girl was showing signs of abuse and contacted the family violence, child protection, and sexual offences unit,” Van Rensburg said.

The siblings were taken to a place of safety. - Sapa