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Verulam Rape Case Bail application continue today:
The man is accused of raping his 10 year old step daughter since 2013. Among the accusations is that he used sex toys to molest the little girl.
The accused has arrived in court.
There’s a crowd outside shouting “no bail”.
There are approximately 900 counts of rape against the Verulam Rape. State prosecutor says the child said in an interview that she was raped every second day by her step father.
Magistrate Irfan Khalil says “that’s 15 times a month”
State prosecutor, San Bharto, goes on to say the state alleges that the Verulam Rape accused used a vibrator on the child, exposed her to porn, and sexually groomed her. It’s alleged he slapped her and went on to abuse her.
State alleges Verulam Rape accused was the primary caregiver of the child but did not even allow her to go school.
More allegations have surfaced. It’s alleged the Verulam Rape accused exposed his stepdaughter to sexual acts with another person, and masturbated in front of her.
Through his defense, advocate Mondli Mthethwa, the Verulam Rape accused says he wants bail. He promises not to interfere with witnesses, and he does not fear for his safety. While in court “no bail” chants can be heard from the protesters outside.
Defence says Verulam Rape accused has three children, the eldest being 16. The accused says he is diabetic.
The Verulam Rape accused says through his defense that this case was fabricated against him. He says there was no interviews done to determine whether the complainant, his 10 year old stepdaughter, is a credible witness.
“The state’s case against me is weak. There is no DNA evidence” the Verulam Rape accused says through his defense

The case is briefly adjourned as the defense verifies whether the accused has any pending matters against him.
It’s emerged that the Verulam Rape accused previously pleaded guilty to assault in 2005. In 2006 he was convicted on counts of assault and malicious damage to property. He did not disclose this to his attorney as he said he was not incarcerated, but paid a fine.

“I didn’t know it was criminal cos I paid the fine sir” he says, about why he did not disclose he was previously convicted.
The state calls Investigating Officer, Raj Lutchminarain, to the stand as their first witness against the Verulam Rape accused bail.
Warrant Officer Lutchminarain is the IO in the Verulam Rape case.

He says on the previous convictions of assault and malicious damage to property, the complainants were the accused’s parents.
Lutchminarain says owners at the Verulam Rape accused’s apparent place of work said the man was not employed there permanently. The 43 year old man is a mechanic. It is untrue that he earns R8000 pm, as the accused claims, says Lutchminarain.
The accused does not have any fixed assets, a fixed address, nor family ties in the Verulam area says Lutchminarain.
“I proceeded to (areas where the accused said he lived) but no one was prepared to accept that he lived there” said Lutchminarain, about the Verulam Rape accused’s address.
“We established that the accused does not reside more than 3 months in one particular area” said Lutchminarain.

He lived at Sydenham, Benoni, Pinetown, and Verulam as well, but not more than 3 months, says IO.
Both biological parents of Verulam Rape victim are deceased. Her mother died in 2014 and father died in 2017, says Lutchminarain.
The victim has not been at school for a long time, the Verulam Rape accused did not allow the victim to go to school, says Lutchminarain
A birth certificate of the child, obtained at a JHB school, has been handed in as evidence.
Lutchminarain said the child, now with social workers, be placed in Grade 3.
“A 10yo child should be in Grade 5. He robbed her of her schooling career” Lutchminarain said.
“The accused had a daughter that was residing in Pinetown. He was violent towards her. He is a violeng man. His girlfriend applied for a protect order against him,” Lutchminarain said about Verulam Rape accused.
A protection order was granted to the Verulam Rape accused’s ex-girlfriend. Lutchminarain reads a par which states: “He claimed he was from the Defence force and said he would kill me”
The Verulam Rape accused made threats to his daughter and the community, Lutchminarain said.

He apparently said to the IO “She must remember who she’s dealing with, and not forget what promise I made to her.

He also threatened the community and RUSA Head.
When Lutchminarain asked the Verulam Rape victim about this, she said:

“He (stepfather) said if you go to the police we both will go to jail. He told me he’ll put me in the same place where he put my mother.”
Lutchminarain: He should not be granted bail in order for his own safety.
These sex toy items, and other items including child porn have been confiscated by police, said Lutchminarain. Pictures on his phone show the Verulam Rape accused had a firearm with him.

Lutchminarain is about to read a comment made from the Verulam Rape accused’s Facebook page.

But defence objects, stating the accused has right to privacy.

State responds: The social media posts were public and not private.

Moving to the next stage of evidence, Lutchminarain said investigations will be complete only in the next two months. “The accused is a flight risk. He has not resided in the same place for more than 3 months”
“The state has a strong case. There is medical evidence to suggest there was vaginal penetration” says Lutchminarain.
Following a brief adjournment. The Verulam Rape case is underway. The accused’s Facebook comments are being read. One post is a picture of a sex toy in which he made lewd references. This cannot be published to protect the victims identity.
Lutchminarain: When the Verulam Rape victim’s mother died the accused took the child and fled to KZN. The victim’s family, now found, is opposing bail.
Cross examination of Lutchminarain begins by defence attorney Mondli Mthethwa. Mthethwa zooms in on the protection order granted against accused for his ex-girlfriend prior to the alleged
Defence: “Do have any evidence that the accused has breached the court?”
Lutchminarain: No.
Defence: “How were police made aware of alleged Verulam Rape

Lutchminarain: The victim approached the neighbour after fleeing the house. Security and police were contacted afterwards.
Defence: On the arrival of security company (RUSA) what did they do?

Lutchminarain: it’s alleged by the accused he was assaulted. He was injured. I cannot comment on who injured him.
Lutchminarain: From witnesses, the accused was assaulted, but they don’t know by who.

Mthethwa: Does it add up that the witnesses were at the scene but don’t know who assaulted him?
The state objects over the line of questioning regarding the alleged assault upon Verulam Rape accused’s arrest.
The accused has opened a criminal case over the apparent assault.
Defence attorney, Mthethwa, alleges the Verulam Rape accused was assaulted by RUSA officials.

Mthethwa: RUSA tried to cover up their tracks. They tried to hide and make this a big case.

Murmurs from the gallery, one whispers “but this is a big case”
Mthethwa: “The complainant you have is the only person among 5 witnesses who will allege rape occurred. She is 10 years old?”

Lutchminarain nods his head ‘yes’
Mthethwa: “The state alleges the rape happens every second day. Who said this?”

L: The victim.

Mthethwa: 72 hours had not lapse: after she told you this? (For DNA)

L: They were using condoms.

It emerged that Lutchminarain’s investigation interview with the verulam rape accused was not taken as a statement.

Mthethwa: “My client will deny that he ever made threats.”

Lutchminarain shrugs: if he denies it, he denies it.
Mthethwa: You said the mother of the Verulam Rape victim died in 2014

Lutchminarain: I think so.

Mthethwa: So the state will allege that the rape happened in the presence of the mother?

Lutchminarain: You will have to ask the prosecutor.
Lutchminarain says it will be easy for the Verulam Rape accused to find out where the child is currently living because of social media.

“As information is leaking, we have to move the child” he says.
Mthethwa: Has alleged Verulam Rape victim reported rape before?

Lutchminarain: No.
Lutchminarain says it will be easy for the Verulam Rape accused to find out where the child is currently living because of social media.

“As information is leaking, we have to move the child” he says.
Mthethwa: Has alleged Verulam Rape victim reported rape before?

Lutchminarain: No.

Lutchminarain is adamant the the Verulam Rape accused is a flight risk.

“If you look at his hands, his fingerprints are destroyed.”

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