GEORGE NEWS - The 48-year-old man from Borcherds who stands accused of raping a 13-year-old boy abandoned his bail application when he appeared in the George Magistrate's court on Monday 12 August.
The suspect was arrested on Saturday 3 August by members of the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) unit on a charge of rape. The man allegedly lured the boy to accompany him to go and buy beer at a shebeen in the early hours of Saturday morning.
According to Southern Cape police spokesperson Captain Malcolm Pojie, it is further alleged that when they reached Spandiel Street, the suspect forced the boy into the bushes next to a river where he threatened the boy and instructed him to undress himself.
"The suspect allegedly attempted to sodomise the boy and forced him to perform sexual acts. He took the boy to his house where he made more attempts. Meanwhile the mother of the boy and friends started to search for the boy and ended up at the house of the suspect where she forced the door open and found the boy with the suspect. This after the suspect initially indicated that the boy was not with him," said Pojie.
The suspect is an active DA member in Borcherds.
DA members, including the new Ward 20 councillor in Borcherds, were in court on Monday to support the family of the victim and to demand no bail for the perpetrator. However, none of them wanted to comment on the incident to the paper.
The case was postponed to 29 October pending further investigation. The suspect will remain in custody.
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