11 Month old baby raped by man

By Caryn Dolley

An 11-month-old baby from Southfield has been raped and a 42-year-old man, a family friend who was left in charge to take care of her, arrested.

The case has horrified even hardened police officers who have been offered trauma counselling to help them cope.

On Sunday, the Diep River police station's spokesman, Keith Chandler, said that late on Saturday doctors at the Red Cross Children's Hospital had confirmed the girl's vagina and anus had been penetrated.

He said the incident had happened earlier on Saturday when the girl's mother had left her in the care of her friend.

"When she returned, she noticed the child was in some discomfort, and when she changed the nappy she made the horrifying discovery of blood and a torn vagina."

The mother had immediately called police, and when they arrived they arrested the friend. He is expected to appear in the Wynberg Sexual Offences Court by Tuesday.

Chandler said while officers "had the shocking task of opening a case of rape", the baby had been taken to hospital, where she was treated. "Doctors confirmed she was raped on both sides, front and back."

She was discharged later on Saturday and it did not appear as if she had needed, or would need, any surgery.

Report ID: 196
Crime Category: Rape
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Suburb: Diep River
Address: Southfield, Diep River
Crime Date/Time: 27 Feb 2010, 00:02 AM
Reported By: Report A Crime
Reported Date: 1 Mar 2010, 10:03 AM
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  • S.H 10 May 2011, 03:44 PM

    I just would like to know, How can you leave your daughter with a male friend in the first place, then she is still a baby...? We mothers needs to start thinking when it comes to our kids not saying that we can help for what happen but we can try to prevent this things from happening to them...

  • Unknown 10 Apr 2010, 10:16 PM

    This mans private parts must be removed in the cruelist way ever!!!!!!!!!

  • Unknown 4 Mar 2010, 04:32 PM

    May he rot in hell! He is a disgrace to humanity. I agree with Jenny-what goes around comes around and I hope he gets it in prison, to feel what it feels like being RAPED!

  • Unknown 3 Mar 2010, 04:35 AM

    i hope the favour is returned to the culprit in prison for a very, very long time.

  • Unknown 1 Mar 2010, 10:31 AM

    Plain SICK!!!!

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