Police were called to Parkwood on Wednesday night as residents bayed for the blood of a man accused of raping his girlfriend’s 10-year-old son.
Residents living in Corin Court went bos as word spread that the boy’s family had cornered the man and were moering him in a top-storey flat.
The boy’s uncle, who cannot be named to protect the child’s identity, says he confronted the alleged rapist after the boy and his 14-year-old sister told their uncle what was happening.
“On Tuesday morning, my sister went to the clinic with her baby and he (suspect) was at home with the two children,” says the uncle.
“The boy’s sister thought something was funny and when she lifted the blankets, her brother pulled up his pants.
“She asked him questions and he told her that the boyfriend had put his ‘front part’ in his ‘back part’. The next day the two of them came here to tell me.”
The angry uncle says the man, who had fathered a child with his sister, was brought to his flat in Corin Court where he was questioned.
“The child told us in front of him what happened and then he just told us the child wanted to cuddle. I got such a skrik and started moering him because how can he say stuff like that?
As news of the incident spread, hundreds of residents converged on the court to support the family.
“They wanted to kill him and the police came to take him away from here,” says the uncle.
The boy’s 37-year-old mother says she was shocked when she heard what had happened and it appeared that the boy was too scared to tell her.
“I don’t know for how long it’s been happening, but my son told me he was sodomised at least three times,” the mom says.
“He was taken to Victoria Hospital where the doctors confirmed he was raped.
“I am very kwaad with this man and I’m glad he has been caught.
“I broke up with him.”
When the Daily Voice saw the suspect, he had a blue eye, a bandage on his head and scratches on his face.
Grassy Park Station commander, Colonel Dawood Laing, says reinforcements were called to Parkwood shortly after 10pm as the crowd became volatile.
“The 43-year-old man was taken to the police station where he was charged with rape and will appear in court soon,” he said.