Hermanus businessman accused of raping girl (12) released on bail

Date:

Hermanus businessman accused of raping girl (12) released on bail

The 40-year-old confessed to grooming the girl from December 2021.

FILE: A Hermanus businessman has been released on bail after appearing in court for the rape of a 12-year-old girl. Picture: SAPS.
  • Rape
  • National Prosecuting Authority
  • Child abuse
  • Hermanus

CAPE TOWN – A Hermanus businessman has been released on bail after appearing in court for the rape of a 12-year-old girl.

The 40-year-old confessed to having sexual intercourse with the girl.

He was granted R10,000 bail despite the State fiercely opposing his release.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said the accused confessed during the bail application, telling the court he thought the victim was older than 16.

The NPA’s Eric Ntabazalila said: “The bail had strict conditions attached to it, which includes the accused to not be in contact with the complainant directly or indirectly, [amongst others].”

The matter has been postponed to 13 October for further investigation.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:

Subscribe

Popular

More like this
Related

Building sector confidence ticks up despite overall decline for Q2, index finds

Building sector confidence ticks up despite overall decline for Q2, index finds Building confidence jumped from 25 to 46 in the second quarter of the year. Picture: Pexels.com Rand Merchant Bank Bureau for Economic Research RMB/BER Business Confidence Index Email Print Tweet Share Theto Mahlakoana | 66 days ago JOHANNESBURG - Rand Merchant Bank and the Bureau

Deregulation of fuel industry not the answer – Fuel Retailers Association

Deregulation of fuel industry not the answer - Fuel Retailers Association The local fuel industry and consumers are bearing the brunt of limited fuel stocks due to the war in Ukraine and while government’s stepped in to cushion consumers through the fuel levy relief, it has warned this is an unsustainable intervention. Picture: © zhudifeng/123rf.com

Nersa boosts renewable energy, approving 16 new projects in 19 days

Nersa boosts renewable energy, approving 16 new projects in 19 days John Maytham speaks to UCT's Hilton Trollip to discuss the National Energy Regulator of South Africa greenlighting new projects. © vencavolrab78/123rf.com Eskom Nersa Renewable energy Email Print Tweet Share Tyler  Layman | 67 days ago Nersa has given the go-ahead for 16 renewable energy projects.

EFF rejects Ismail Momoniat’s appointment as acting DG at Treasury

EFF rejects Ismail Momoniat's appointment as acting DG at Treasury Momoniat's appointment was announced on Wednesday by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana. FILE: Acting Treasury Director-General Ismail Momoniat. Picture: @TreasuryRSA/Twitter Economic Freedom Fighters Ismail Momoniat Email Print Tweet Share Veronica Mokhoali | 67 days ago JOHANNESBURG - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has rejected the appointment of Ismail