Disabled boy ‘raped’

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July 3, 2017
Disabled boy ‘raped’
A nine-year-old intellectually challenged boy has been left traumatised after allegedly being raped by a 16-year-old neighbour.

The victim, who has Down’s Syndrome, attends a special school in Mitchells Plain.

His parents laid a charge last Tuesday after learning about the attack which had happened three weeks before.

The teen allegedly entered the family’s backyard where he had molested the disabled child. 

The boy’s family says he can speak, but is slow at learning.

 A community worker was called in to assist the family, which claims the suspect is now terrorising his alleged victim.

The parents have laid a charge on Tuesday and the suspect, believes to live in a suspected tik house, was taken in for questioning.

The community worker says she is furious as the boy is so traumatised that he wets his bed at least three times a night. 

The victim’s grandmother says: “My grandson is being called ugly names by the guy who raped him. He calls him a ‘n***er’ and nobody is helping.

“The police told the boy he must not come here to the road or the area, but he is back here again and now my grandson can’t even play outside. He is just a child.”

The community worker is trying to get counselling for the boy and for the police to ensure the accused remains out of the area.

“This is the problem with child rape. The parents of the suspect most of the time don’t care about the victim, just so that their child is not kept in jail.

“Forensic tests are also still being done to prove he was the rapist and until then, the victim and his family remain a target for these druggies and their friends,” she says. The community worker says she is furious as the boy is so traumatised that he wets his bed at least three times a night. 

The victim’s grandmother says: “My grandson is being called ugly names by the guy who raped him. He calls him a ‘n***er’ and nobody is helping.

“The police told the boy he must not come here to the road or the area, but he is back here again and now my grandson can’t even play outside. He is just a child.”

The community worker is trying to get counselling for the boy and for the police to ensure the accused remains out of the area.

“This is the problem with child rape. The parents of the suspect most of the time don’t care about the victim, just so that their child is not kept in jail.

“Forensic tests are also still being done to prove he was the rapist and until then, the victim and his family remain a target for these druggies and their friends,” she says. 

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