Crime & courts

Girl, 13, accused of lying about alleged rape by mom’s boyfriend

A 13-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by her stepfather in Mamelodi has been accused by her mother of lying about her boyfriend.

 

According to the girl’s 43-year-old aunt, who can’t be named to protect the identity of the minor, the alleged rape took place last year in March.

However, it was reported to the police in August.

 

The woman said the girl’s mother initially took the side of her boyfriend because she believed he was wrongly accused of something he did not do.

 

“We didn’t see eye to eye with the mother because she was taking the side of the boyfriend. But she subsequently came to her senses and came to apologise. She is able to visit us twice a week,” she said.

In the wake of the incident, the aunt added, the teenager’s mother accused her of lying about her boyfriend. The girl then sought help from her aunt, who took it upon herself to press rape charges against the alleged perpetrator.

 

The suspect was arrested and is still in custody. The case is now ready for trial after it was adjourned to June  21 at the Mamelodi Magistrate’s Court.

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