An 80-year-old man appeared briefly in the British Magistrate’s Court on Monday after allegedly raping his girlfriend’s seven-year-old granddaughter.
The man was arrested just outside Brits on Saturday in the Happiness area after the girl’s mother found her half-naked with the grandmother’s friend, said Capt. Sam Tselanyane police spokesman.
“The girl apparently went to a nearby shop with the man. Her mother became worried when they took too long and went looking for her.
“When she came outside her house, she saw the man and her daughter and then she went back into the house. The mother later went outside, but the man and her daughter were no longer there”
“She searched for them and found them under a tree in the bushes where her daughter was allegedly half naked.” According to Tselanyane, the mother started screaming when she saw it.
Police were called and the man arrested.
Tselanyane says police are investigating a rape charge.
“The man is expected to apply for bail next Tuesday. He remains in custody. ”