Sep 21, 2021

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Gogo’s agonising wait for justice after discovering ‘rape of grandchild’

A Pretoria grandmother desperately seeks justice as the police await DNA test results that could reveal who allegedly raped her two-year-old grandchild.

The woman responsible for protecting identity Unnamed the child is concerned that the police are not preventing her family from putting the perpetrator behind bars more than two months after the alleged incident. The child was living with her, two adult men and a minor, at the time of the incident, but has now been moved to a safe place.

However, police say they are under control and have questioned two suspects waiting for the results of the DNA tests.

The grandmother told TimesLIVE that she was bathing the toddler around 7 p.m. on June 30th when the little girl started complaining about painful genitals.

“That was unusual. She enjoys bath time and that day she protested. Upon further observation, I found that she had sperm and blood stains on her diapers.

“I went to the neighbors in shock and told them what I had seen, and a lady helped me to the Soshanguve -Clinic. When we got there, they referred us to the police and the George Mukhari Hospital, where the child was examined and I was told it had been raped.

“The child was then admitted for a month. half. The police appeared to be involved until they were released, but I haven’t heard from the investigator since, ”she said Soshanguve a case of rape was initiated train station. He said the investigation was ongoing but no arrests had been made.

“We have the medical report from the hospital. DNA samples have been brought to the lab and we are waiting for the results. The file was assigned to an experienced investigator from the Department of Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offenses, as this is a very sensitive case involving minors. The investigator has so far done everything that was asked and expected of him.

“I can confirm that two men who are close to the child have been questioned and this is Part of the investigation, “said Masondo.

The grandmother says she lived with the two men and the girl’s older sibling in her late daughter’s house.

” I immediately moved the two children out of the house and to my other child’s house for their safety … I did what I could for the child, “she said.

She told TimesLIVE that her grandchildren usually not in the street or alone, nor does she suspect a stranger has come into the house to commit the rape.

She said she later called the station commander to follow up on the case Investigators did not inform them. and he is said to have insulted her.

Dr. Generally speaking about child abuse cases, Shaheda Omar, clinical director of the Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children, said the police should act immediately if an allegation is made. Regardless of whether or not there is evidence, you should help the family find out what happened and provide further support.

“80 to 90% of the time, there is no conclusion on physical evidence. This means not that no crime has been committed. The alleged victim should receive psychosocial support and testimony should be sought from anyone around them, “she said. The Gauteng Health Department told TimesLIVE it couldn’t Information about the case handed over to police as previously disclosed.

Spokesman Kwara Kekana said medical information about the grandchild is confidential.