A Verulam man has escaped from a local hospital after it was revealed that he allegedly held his 10-year-old stepdaughter captive and raped her for five years, while also asking her to sleep with other men to subsidise his income as a mechanic. Reaction officers are using all available resources in an attempt to locate and re-arrest the wanted man.
These explosive and horrific allegations were revealed by local security company, Reaction Unit South Africa, after they were called to the scene where the stepfather was severely assaulted by irate community members, last night.
It is believed that a neighbour found used condoms in the suspect’s home. She then questioned the child, who admitted that she was being raped by her stepfather since her mother’s death, five years ago.
“The child went on to explain that she and her stepfather had moved to Verulam from Johannesburg in December, last year. He had sealed all the windows in their home and held her captive in the house while he was at work. He also did not enroll her in school so that she would not tell anyone about the rape and abuse she was going through. He had also asked her to sleep with other men to subsidise his income as a mechanic,” the report issued by RUSA revealed.
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At about 5:38pm, the man returned from work and was confronted by the angered community.
“When he attempted to flee, he was surrounded and assaulted. Residents entered his home and found several sex toys, lingerie and pornographic videos. The child admitted that the sex toys were used on her,” the report further added.
RUSA confirmed that the Indian man was placed under arrest. Investigations are ongoing.
*Reaction Unit South Africa has confirmed that the 43-year-old rape suspect escaped from hospital and urged the public to be on the lookout for him. After being assaulted by irate members of the community, the stepfather was transported to Osindisweni Hospital by police. He apparently escaped last night. The investigating officer has appealed to RUSA to assist in rearresting the wanted man. If anyone can assist in locating the man, they are urged to contact RUSA on 086-123-4333.
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