Two suspects that were arrested by the Mahikeng police in North West for alleged abduction, rape, sexual exploitation and trafficking of a 17-year-old Lichtenburg girl are expected to appear at the Lichtenburg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday morning.

Natasha Moncho and Mpho Sebati who were remanded in custody early this month, are appearing for a formal bail application.

It is alleged the two suspects abducted the girl at a hiking spot in Lichtenburg. She was allegedly forced into prostitution, drugs and alcohol consumption.

The Hawks got a tip off and immediately went to the house to rescue the girl and arrested the two suspects.

The girl has been taken to a place of safety.