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EC man apprehended for allegedly raping 11-year-old missing girl

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Police have apprehended a 23-year old man who allegedly raped an 11-year old girl that went missing and was discovered at his house in Ngqeleni, Eastern Cape on Saturday.

According to the police, the girl allegedly was no where to be found on Thursday evening.

Her mother searched for her and found her at the suspect’s homestead and she [is] alleged to have been raped by the suspect,” police spokesperson Captain Dineo Koena said.

Koena said that the alleged rape happened at Skansini locality Buntingville A/A in Ngqeleni around 21:00 on Saturday.

The man came before the court at the Ngqeleni Magistrate’s court on Monday.

National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson – Luxolo Tyali said that the case was adjourned to 28 September for further investigations and for the accused individual to present legal representation.

He is remanded in custody,” said Tyali.

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