Man accused of raping step daughter seeks bail

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A 43-year-old man who allegedly raped his 10-year-old stepdaughter between 2013 to 2018 is on Thursday due back in the Verulam Family Court, north of Durban.

The man cannot be identified – in order to protect the child.

The court is expected to hand down judgment in his bail application.

The accused faces a number of charges, including rape, sexual grooming of a child, sexual assault and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

He was arrested last month and has denied all the charges against him.