Double rape accused to appear in court

Double rape accused to appear in court

A Verulam man accused of raping two children - including his step-sister - is expected to appear in court on Monday. 

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The 34-year-old was arrested at his home on Saturday.

It's understood the suspect arrived at his father's home to visit his 11-year-old sister while her parents were house. 

The child is said to have told a neighbour that she didn't want to be left alone with her step-brother as she feared he would attack her again. 

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She allegedly told the neighbour the man had also repeatedly raped her eight-year-old friend. 

According to Reaction Unit South Africa, news of the alleged rapes spread around the community - with knife and golf club-wielding residents later gathering outside the suspect's Waterloo home, threatening to take matters into their own hands. 

Police were called, and the man was taken into custody.

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