Girl raped, Butterworth man held

A 68-YEAR-old man was arrested for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl in Butterworth, Eastern Cape police said today.

He had sent two girls to the shop on Friday and when they returned locked them in his shack, said Captain Jackson Manatha.

He raped one and allegedly threatened to kill both of them if they told anyone.

The girls, who are believed to be related, told a family member and the matter was reported to police.

The man was expected to appear in the Butterworth Magistrates Court on Monday. – Sapa

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