Stepbrother arrested for rape of 7-year-old stepsister

KIMBERLEY – Members of the Carnarvon Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit have arrested an 18-year-old male suspect in connection with the alleged rape of his 7-year-old stepsister.

The incident was reportedly committed at Vosburg yesterday, 01 February 2020, at about 14:30. It is alleged the suspect lured his stepsister to a disused and dilapidated house in Vosburg. The victim was allegedly raped and threatened not to tell anyone.

The victim broke her silence by reporting to her elder sister, who immediately reported the incident to their mother. The matter was then escalated to the police.

The suspect is expected to appear before the Carnarvon Magistrate’s Court tomorrow, 03 February 2020 and police will be opposing bail.

Investigation of the case by the Carnarvon Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit is continuing.

Source: South African Police Service