Residents of Lethabong near Rustenburg in the North West are outraged and calling for justice following allegations that a foreign national sexually assaulted 12 young boys.
It is alleged that the foreign national, who was employed at a local hardware store, lured the minors to the store, showed them pornography before sexually assaulting them.
He was arrested and then released pending the completion of police investigations into the matter.
Police Spokesperson Sabata Mokgwabone says there was no evidence of rape found in some cases as well as contradictory statements from the victims and witnesses.
“We can confirm that two cases of sexual assault and one of rape were opened for investigation. Regarding sexual assaults, the alleged suspect was arrested and taken to court. However, the prosecutor decided not to enrol the case pending further investigations thus the suspect was released,” says Mokgwabone.
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