Teen nabbed for KZN bird park rape
NEWS / 29 JUNE 2018, 6:10PM / SE-ANNE KOOPMAN
Durban – Police have confirmed that a 17-year-old has been arrested and charged after he allegedly raped a 5-year-old girl at the uMgeni Bird Park last week.
Police spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane, said a case of rape had been opened at the Greenwood Park police station.
“The 17-year-old has suspect has been arrested and charged,” he said.
It is alleged that the girl was at a party hosted at the park when the man managed to lure her away. According to a message that circulated on WhatsApp, two of the girls were lured to another part of the park where the man is believed to have raped one of the girls.
“The other girl that was with them knew something was not right and called her mum to say something was happening. That is when they found out this guy, who works for the park, had molested the child. The police were called and he was locked up,” the message read.
According to reports, the accused was a part of a volunteer programme which has since been reportedly shut down.
A 17-year-old is accused of luring two girls away from a party and allegedly raping one of the girls.