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Three suspects in police custody for the rape of a ten-year-old child

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Free State


FREE STATE - Members of Public Order Police Unit Bloemfontein arrested three suspects for the rape of a 10-year-old girl-child from Freedom Square near Bloemfontein on Monday, 14 March 2022.

The 34-year-old complainant was informed by the victim that she was violated sexually by three males; the 23-year-old uncle, 30-year-old relative together with their 25-year-old friend. The concerned adult then took the child to Kopanong Police Station where a case of rape was opened.

The Public Order Police team, busy with crime combating intervention in the policing precinct, were contacted and the search for suspects started. The three African males were arrested in Namibia Square area at about 20:00. They will all appear in Bloemfontein Magistrate Court on Thursday 17 March 2022.


Lieutenant Colonel Thabo Covane
082 461 7473