Child Rapist Denied Bail: Verulam – KZN
The 43 old man that was arrested by Members of Reaction on June 12th, 2018 for the rape of his 10 year old stepdaughter has been denied bail in the Verulam Magistrates Court this morning (Friday).
The man is believed to have raped the child over 900 times since she was 5 years old. Magistrate Irfaan Khalil remanded the accused to Westville Prison in the interest of the witnesses safety. The Investigating Officer in this matter Warrant Officer Nevarge Lutchminarain informed the court that the accused had threatened the child & RUSA Officers in the presence of four police officers.
The suspect is facing ten (10) charges relating to sexual crimes with a child. Porn videos, vibrators & dildos were found at his home. The state also alleged that the stepfather forced the child to watch him have sexual intercourse with another woman & that he forced the child to perform oral sex on him. Medical Reports submitted has confirmed that the child was penetrated. A part of a Protection Order issued by the Pinetown Court in 2015 was read out. In the application for the order the ex girlfriend of the accused stated that she feared for her life & the life of her mother after the man had repeatedly threatened to take her to a remote place and kill her.
The Legal Aid Lawyer acting for the accused repeatedly pointed out to the court that RUSA Officers had assaulted the suspect during his arrest & had has suffered extensive injuries. Magistrate Irfaan Khalil said that there was no evidence to support the suspects version that he was assaulted by RUSA Members. He further stated that if the suspect was severely injured he should not have forcefully left the hospital and fled to Phoenix where he was re-arrested by RUSA Officers.
The video posted is of the crowd that had gathered outside the Court this morning in support of the victim.