A 31-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly r@ping his newborn daughter in the North West, South Africa.
The provincial police spokesperson, Captain Aafie Botma, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, October 22, 2023.
Captain Botma said the suspect was arrested on Thursday, October 19, after it was alleged that he had raped his one-month-old daughter in Kokedile Drift West.
“Police in Brits arrested a 31-year-old man on Thursday, 19 October 2023, for the alleged rape of a one-month-old baby girl, in Krokedile Drift West, Brits,” the statement reads.
“According to reports, the infant’s mother, aged 27, was busy preparing food outside the shack while the father was sleeping inside with the baby next to him.
“The mother suddenly heard the baby crying and noticed when she entered that something was wrong as the father and the baby were undressed. The amazed mother screamed for help and one of the neighbours responded and eventually called the police
“The baby was taken to Brits hospital for medical examination and subsequently admitted.”
The father was arrested and has since been charged with rape.
“The suspect was arrested and is expected to appear in the Brits -Magistrate’s Court on Monday, October 23, 2023, for rape,” Botma said.
The Police Commissioner in the North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena condemned the shocking incident in the strongest possible terms and applauded the police and members of the community for their swift reaction that led to the arrest