A Belhar father is in shock after finding out both his young boys have been raped, allegedly by a pastor.
The 60-year-old dad says his kids, aged seven and 10, said they had been molested by their friend’s oupa, who lives in the same area.
James Boa has been arrested on a charge of rape for the 10-year-old.
Police spokesman Captain FC van Wyk confirms the matter is under investigation and that a 60-year-old suspect was arrested.
The boys’ father tells the Daily Voice they also reported the younger boy’s rape, but have yet to receive a case number.
The dad says they found out about the alleged attack when his wife caught his sons sneaking in the middle of the night.
“She noticed something was not right between them and when she asked, the younger one said his older brother had been bothering him and stuck things up his bum. When my wife inspected him she found blood on his underpants and damage to his anus,” the dad says.
“The next day we took him straight to social services and he was taken to the hospital where it was confirmed that he had been penetrated.”
The child later revealed it was his friend’s grandfather, and not his brother, who had molested him.
The older boy confessed a week later, while seeing a psychologist, that the pastor had been raping him since January.
The angry dad says: “He made an attempt during the school holiday, gave him R25 and warned him that if he spoke to anyone he would break his neck.”
The accused is due back in the Bellville magistrate’s court today.