Verulam rape suspect back in custody

Verulam rape suspect back in custody

The man accused of raping his 10-year-old step-daughter in Verulam, north of Durban is back in police custody.

Verulam Robbery
Anelisa Kubheka
Private security company, Reaction Unit SA claims the man managed to escape from hospital.

The suspect was taken to a medical facility after initially being picked up last night.

He had been assaulted by angry community members after the little girl told a neighbour about the attacks.

RUSA posted a statement on its Facebook page saying the man was located at a nearby business this afternoon.

But police spokesperson, Thembeka Mbhele has denied allegations that he escaped from hospital.

Mbhele says the man is due in court tomorrow facing a charge of rape.

The little girl's mother is believed to have died several years ago.

Officers are also investigating whether the child was kept captive by her stepfather.

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